About Coach Hunter:

Sasha has been coaching soccer for 17 years. He began coaching at Willis Jr. High school in 2001 and is currently coaching the Chandler High school’s boys varsity soccer team. He led the high school team to its’ first state title in school history in 2015. He has been teaching special education for 17 years as well. He taught at Willis for 12 years and 5 years at Chandler High. He has trained several teams and coached his own kids’ recreational and competitive teams through YMCA, AZSC, GYSA, and Santan. He currently holds a National “E” license certificate for coaching.

Education:

  • Grand Canyon University-Bachelors in Science Elementary Education degree (2000)
  • Rio Salado College-Special Education degree (2005)
  • NAU – Masters in curriculum and instruction (2008)
  • Chandler High school Varsity Boys Head Coach (2011-Present)
  • Special Education Teacher (2001-Present)

Coaching Experience:

  • Arcadia Blackhawks Trainer U15 boys (1999)
  • Santan Legacy 04 boys Blue Assistant coach (2015-2016)
  • Director of Coaching NSFC Strikers soccer club (2016-Present)
  • Willis Jr. High (2001-2011)
  • Conference Champions (2003, 2004, 2006)
  • Chandler High School (2011-Present)
  • Division I State Champions (1st title in CHS history—2015)
  • Section Coach of the Year (2012 & 2015)
  • Division I Coach of the Year (2015)
  • Big Schools Coach of the Year (2015)
  • Phoenix College Scout (2015)

Playing Experience:

  • Southbank Scorpions Soccer Club (1980’s)
  • Mesa Arsenal Soccer Club (1990’s)
  • Corona Del Sol High School (1991-1995)
  • 5A State Champions (1st title in Corona Del Sol history—1994)
  • 5A Player of the Year (1994)
  • AZ Gatorade Player of the Year (1994)
  • 1st Team All-American (1994)
  • NSCAA/Umbro State Player of the Year (1995)
  • 1st team All-State (1993-1995)
  • South Mountain Community College (1995-1996)
  • Grand Canyon University (1996-2000)
  • Won NCAA Division II National Championship (1st title in GCU history—1996)
  • NSCAA Adidas 1st Team All-Far West Region (1998)
  • 1st Team All-CCAA (1998)
  • Arizona Saguaros USL2 Semi-Pro Outdoor (1998)
  • Arizona Fireballs USL2 Semi-Pro Outdoor (1998-1999)
  • Arizona Thunder WISL Professional Indoor (1999-2000)
  • Team Rookie of the Year Arizona Thunder (1999)