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Andy Bonchonsky
Director of Coaching

STAFF BIO:

Andy started as the Director of Coaching for the San Tan Soccer Club in 2008 after moving here from California. Each year the stability and quality of the club has grown greatly toward the goal of developing a competitive and healthy club environment. Since Andy joined the club in 2008 the Legacy competitve program has grown over 100% from 25 teams to over 50 teams in 2013/14. Each year the Legacy program is producing state cup championship teams and competing at the regional and national level. Many players are moving on and playing after their youth playing days including in colleges all over the US. Over the years Andy has helped develop many new programs including the U5-U9 San Tan Soccer Academy, Excel Program, Summer Skills Program, Legacy Team Camps, Field Player Camps, Gker Camps, College Advisory Program, U7/U8 Legacy Common Days Program, Legacy Gker Training Program, Legacy Speed and Conditioning Program, Rec/Excel Gker Training Program, and improved the Recreational and Rec Training Program. In 2012 Andy established the "Vision for the Future" through the development of the BAL Program (Building A Legacy). The BAL Program is made up of 6 core values and 6 key components to help guide everyone through their soccer careers on and off the field. Andy has continued to build the competitive Legacy program through an extensive coach and player development program designed to develop "Complete Players" and a "Total Soccer" concept. The structure for the coaches gives them the necessary tools to develop all the players and teams per age group and a style of play that moves through the club. Along with a great group of returning Legacy coaches Andy has been able to attract the top coaches in Arizona year after year. Andy’s background includes spending his youth soccer days in the country’s hot bed of soccer Southern California, playing club soccer starting in AYSO in 1967 and college soccer at UCLA in the early 1980’s. Andy’s coaching career also started in Southern California where he coached youth club soccer, state ODP, high school boys and girls, and at college division I and II men and women programs before moving to the Bay Area in Northern California, where he coached the women's team at division I University of California, Berkeley. Andy then went on to serve as the Director of Coaching for one of the top clubs in Northern California the Bay Oaks Soccer Club for 10 years before coming here to Arizona in 2008 as the Director of Coaching for San Tan. In 2014 Andy was named the Assistant Coach on the men's professional Arizona United SC team in the USL Pro league. 

Andy comes from a rich soccer family with a long history of playing and coaching. Andy grew up as the fourth of five kids who all played soccer for most of their lives. Andy’s two brothers also coached youth soccer teams for many years. Brother Joe Jr. went on to play professionally in the NASL with the LA Aztecs and brother Mike helped start the soccer program and played at El Camino Community College. Both sisters Michelle and Tania played soccer throughout their youth days and Michelle helped start the girls soccer program at her high school. Andy’s father Joe Sr. in 2010 was honored as a "pioneer in soccer" by the City of Torrance in LA and in 2011 was inducted into the AYSO "Hall of Fame" as one of the "pioneer fathers" of AYSO in 1964. At Penn State, Joe Sr. started as the corner back in football. Joe Sr. lettered in football, swimming, and baseball in college competition. Andy’s mother Inga grew up playing soccer for years in Germany and coached many of the top AYSO teams for years including All Star youth teams in Southern California.

TEAMS: All San Tan Soccer Club Players, Teams, and Programs
EDUCATION:
  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.A. Design (1983)
  • El Camino Community College (1980)
  • USSF B License
  • USSF C License
  • USSF D license
  • AYSA Youth Module #1
  • AYSA Youth Module #2
  • AYSA Technical Training Certificate
  • NCAA Senior Recognition, West Region Chairman (1991-92)
  • ISAA Regional Ranking Committee Chairman (1992-93)
  • AYSO Hall of Fame Commission - Committee Member (2011-12)
CLUB COACHING EXPERIENCE:
  • San Tan Legacy, Director of Coaching U7-U18 competitive teams (2008-present)
  • USL Pro League, Arizona United SC, Men's Asst Coach (2014-present)
  • San Tan Soccer Academy (4-7 year olds), Director (2009-present) 
  • Bay Oaks, Director of Coaching U9-U19 competitive teams (1999-2008)
  • Bay Oaks, U19 Boys, Head Coach (2004-06)
  • USClubsoccer: National Staff/Coach, Super Y League, U17 Girls (2005)
  • USClubsoccer: Pacific Region Coach, Super Y League, U17 Girls, Head Coach (2004-05)
  • USClubsoccer: Super Y League, U14 & U15 Girls, Head Coach (2003)
  • USClubsoccer: Super Y League, U18 Girls, Head Coach (2001)
  • Bay Oaks, U12-16 Girls Class 1, Coach (1997-01)
  • Bay Oaks, U13-14 Girls Class 1, Coach (1998-00)
  • Bay Oaks, U12 Girls Class 3, Coach (1998)
  • Bay Oaks, U11 Girls Class 1, Coach (1998)
  • Lamorinda United, U19 Girls Premier, Coach (1997)
  • Berkeley Mavericks, U17 Girls, Coach (1997)
  • Berkeley United, Womens Division, Head Coach (1991)
  • South Bay Alliance, U19 Girls, Head Coach (1988)
  • Fram United, U19 Boys, Head Coach (1985)
  • South Bay United, U23 Mens, Head Coach (1983-84)
  • Soccer Camps (1976-present)
  • South Bay Referee Association (1977-79)
ODP COACHING EXPERIENCE:
  • USYSA: ODP Western Regional Staff Coach - Under 14-19 Girls (1987-90)
  • ODP California North U15 Girls, Head Coach (1991-93)
  • ODP California North U19 Girls, Coach (1990)
  • ODP California South U16 Girls, Head Coach (1989)
  • ODP California South U19 Girls, Coach (1988)
  • ODP California South U16 Girls, Head Coach (1987)
  • ODP California South U19 Girls, Coach (1985-86)
HIGH SCHOOL COACHING EXPERIENCE:
  • Berkeley High School, Girls Coach (1997)
  • West Torrance High School, Girls Head Coach (1983-89) (CIF Coach of the Year 1988, Four time - Bay League Coach of the Year)
  • Mira Costa High School, Boys Co-Head Coach (1981-83)
  • Southern California High School Officials Association (Referee) (1979-83)
COLLEGE COACHING EXPERIENCE:
  • University of California, Berkeley, Womens Soccer Division I, Head Coach (1991-1996) (NCAA Championships 1993, #2 National Ranking 1993; #2 PAC 10 1996; Top 20 Ranking, 1991, 92, 93, 96; Three All-Americans; Nine All-Region player selections)
  • University of California, Berkeley, Womens Soccer Division I, Assistant Coach (1989-90)
  • California State University, Dominguez Hills, Womens Soccer Division II, Assistant Coach,  (1985-87)
  • Loyola Marymount University, Mens Soccer Division I, Assistant Coach (1984)
PLAYING EXPERIENCE:
  • American Soccer League (ASL), Los Angeles Heat (1985)
  • Southern California Professional League (1983-86)
  • American Speed Soccer Professional League (1980-82)
  • University of California, Los Angeles (1980-81) (Athletic Honor Roll 1981, NCAA Championship 1980)
  • El Camino Community College (1978-79) (All Metro League 1978-79, Captain 1979, Steve Frederiksen Memorial Award 1978, 2 year Assist leader)
  • West Torrance High School (1975-1978) (CIF So Cal Champions 1978, All CIF 1st team, All Bay League 1st team, Offensive Player of the Year)
  • American Soccer League (ASL), California Sunshine, Junior Team (1979)
  • Southern California Youth Soccer Association (1972-82)
  • Pacific Soccer League (1974-80)
  • American Youth Soccer Organization (1967-73)