Organization: University of Colorado
Current Team(s): University of Colorado
Danny Sanchez is now in his third year as head coach of the University of Colorado Women’s Program. Last year the team finished in the top half of the PAC-12 and reached the Sweet 16 of the tournament. Prior to that Sanchez’s career spans 20 years with Wyoming, Metro State and Mesa Community College, where he coached both men’s and women’s programs. He has amassed a 289-75-29 record, including a pair of NCAA Division II National Championships while at Metro State.
At Metro State, the Roadrunners won the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) championship, and advanced to the NCAA Division II Tournament all six seasons he was at the helm. He was also named the RMAC’s Coach of the Year all six years. Sanchez was the 2004 NCAA Division II National Coach of the Year, a four-time NSCAA Midwest Region Coach of the Year and was named the RMAC’s All-Time Top Coach.
In his time at Metro State, the Roadrunners established two of the most impressive records in Division II history: a 59-game unbeaten streak (58-0-1) and 61 consecutive home wins. MSCD produced two Division II National Players of the Year and 14 NSCAA All-Americans in his tenure.
Sanchez has also been very active in coaching around the Rocky Mountain region. He has served as a staff coach and licensing instructor for the Colorado State Youth Soccer Association and has worked as a coach for U.S. Youth Soccer Region IV staff. Sanchez holds a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) “A” License, a USSF National Youth License, an NSCAA Advanced National Diploma and a KNVB Dutch Advanced Certificate.
As a player at the University of Connecticut, Danny led the Huskies to the 1989 Big East Conference Championship and an NCAA Tournament berth, ranking in the New England Region’s top 10 in scoring that season. Following his collegiate career, he played in the Western Soccer League for the Arizona Condors and in the U.S.I.S.L. for the Arizona Cotton.
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