Ron Sanchez

Ron Sanchez (born April 22, 1973)

Current position: Associate head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Virginia Cavaliers (Head coach: Tony Bennett)
Current conference: Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC)
Teams coached team: Charlotte 49ers
Charlotte record: 72-78 (.480)
Overall record: 72-78 (.480)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • CBI Championships:  1  (2023)
  • CBI Appearances:  1  (2023)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2023-present Virginia (assoc. HC)
2018-2023 Charlotte
2015-2018 Virginia (assoc. HC)
2009-2015 Virginia (asst)
2006-2009 Washington State (asst)
2003-2006 Washington State (DBO)
2001-2003 Indiana (vol. asst)
1999-2001 SUNY Delhi (assoc. HC)
1996-1999 SUNY Oneonta (asst)

Ron Sanchez Facts

  • Ronald Sanchez
  • Born April 22, 1973
  • Hometown: San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
  • Alma Mater: State University of New York at Oneonta (BA, 1997) / Indiana University (MA, 2002)
  • Started coaching career at alma mater D-III SUNY Oneonta in 1996, spending three seasons as an assistant under Jeri Mirabito
  • Became the associate head coach at NAIA SUNY Delhi in 1999, serving two years in that role
  • Joined Mike Davis‘ staff at Indiana in 2001 as a volunteer assistant while earning his master’s degree; was part of the Hoosiers staff when the team made a run to the NCAA Tournament final in 2002
  • Became the DBO at Washington State in 2003 under head coach Dick Bennett; elevated to assistant three years later under new coach Tony Bennett
  • Followed Bennett to Virginia in 2009 as an assistant coach; promoted to associate head coach in 2015
    • Served as an assistant coach with the Dominican Republic national team in the summer of 2013
  • Hired in March 2018 as the new head coach of the Charlotte 49ers
    • Improved from eight wins in his first season to a 16-13 (10-8 C-USA) in year two
    • In 2023, the 49ers went 22-14 overall and were the CBI Champions
  • In June 2023, Sanchez resigned from his role at Charlotte to return to Virginia and rejoin Bennett‘s staff as associate head coach

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