Deedee Sanguinetti hired as assistant women's soccer coach
August 8, 2012
Sanguinetti joins Newberry after a season as the assistant women’s coach for the West Coast Conference champions San Diego. Sanguinetti helped lead the Toreros to an appearance in the NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Championship where USD reached the Round of 16. During her time with USD, Sanguinetti also served as head coach of the San Diego Surf Soccer Club’s U-14 squad. Sanguinetti led San Diego Surf Soccer Club to a 12-1-1 record, losing only in the Cal South Presidents State Cup round of 16.
“I am very excited about the hiring of Deedee,” Miller said. “She brings us a wealth of knowledge and experience. She has played and coached at the highest level. I look forward to coaching with her and having her assist us in another successful season.”
Prior to joining the Toreros' coaching staff, Sanguinetti spent time in Salina, Kan., at Kansas Wesleyan, where she served as the top assistant to the women’s soccer team and second assistant on the men’s side. In 2010, KWU reached the NAIA tournament as the KCAC champions.
Sanguinetti served as a volunteer assistant at Cal State-Northridge at the conclusion of her college career, in addition to working with youth soccer players at club and academy levels.
A native of Connecticut , Sanguinetti played high school soccer at William S. Hart High School in Newhall, Calif., before joining the Long Beach State roster in 2001. An All-Big West first team selection in 2001 and honorable mention pick in 2002, Sanguinetti transferred to a Top 20 national program at Pepperdine, where she completed her college career with the Waves and earned her degree in child education.
As a youth, Sanguinetti played in the Olympic Development Program from 10-17 years old and was scouted by the national team of Argentina.
"I am extremely excited about the opportunity to work with and learn from Karrie Miller who is a stand out professional in the coaching world and looking forward to being a part of the athletic department staff at Newberry College," Sanguinetti said. "I see only positive things for the future of the women's' soccer team and I feel privileged to be here coaching in this program."