Mario Sanchez is the Head Men’s Soccer Coach at Southern Illinois at Edwardsville (SIUE). This past season Sanchez led SIUE to its longest run in the NCAA Tournament since returning to Division I and the program has earned a Top 25 national ranking. The Cougars finished the season in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Division I Tournament. SIUE knocked out a pair of ranked opponents, Michigan State (ranked 13th at the time) and Butler (No. 11) on its way to the third round. The Cougars fell to eventual national runner-up, Wake Forest, 2-1 in the Sweet 16.
Prior to his current role, Mario worked as the top assistant at Louisville, Akron, and Fresno State as well as the Head Coach at UNLV. Mario played in the early days of MLS after his collegiate playing career ended at Fresno State.
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