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Andy Bonchonsky

Andy Bonchonsky


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Andy started as the Director of Coaching for the Legacy 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 from 25 teams to close to 80 teams. Every year the Legacy program produces multiple state cup champions and have teams competing at the regional and national levels. The majority of the players year after year keep moving on to play college soccer all over the US after Legacy. Over the years Andy keeps developing more and more new programs and improving all the other programs across the board. There is a place in the club for every player at any level. The programs include the Legacy (competitive), Legacy Excel, the Legacy Recreational, U5-U9 Legacy Lil Legacy (former Academy), Summer Skills Program, Legacy Team Camps, Field Player Camps, Gker Camps, Striker Gker Schools, College Advisory Program, U7/U8 Legacy Common Days Program, Legacy Gker Training Program, Legacy Speed and Conditioning (FAST) Program, Legacy Rec/Legacy Excel Gker Training Program, Top Soccer program, High School Age Winter Training Program, and the Legacy Rec Training Program. In 2015 Legacy expanded with Legacy teams in Maricopa. In 2012 Andy with an amazing talented group of seasoned Legacy coaches established the Legacy BAL Program (Building A Legacy) "Vision for the Future". 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 Legacy Director of Coaching. In 2014 Andy was named as the professional Assistant Coach for Arizona United SC in the USL professional national 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. Michelle also played on the very first AYSO girls team in the 1970's. 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 Legacy Players, Teams, and Programs
  • 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
  • Safe Sport Certificate (2019)
  • US Youth Soccer State Course - TOPSoccer Certificate (2016)
  • AYSA Elite Training Certificate (2016)
  • AYSA Elite Training Certificate (2015)
  • AYSA Technical Training Certificate (2012)
  • AYSA State League Committee member (2016-present)
  • Hall of Fame, West Torrance High School (2015)
  • NCAA Senior Recognition, West Region Chairman (1991-92)
  • ISAA Regional Ranking Committee Chairman (1992-93)
  • AYSO Hall of Fame Commission - Committee Member (2011-12)
  • RSL AZ South, Director of Coaching (2018-present)
  • Legacy, Director of Coaching (2008-18)
  • USL - Professional League, Arizona United SC, Men's Asst Coach (2014-16)
  • Lil Legacy (former Academy U5-U8), Director (2009-18) 
  • Bay Oaks, Director of Coaching (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, Coach (1997-01) State Cup Champions (1997 & 1998)
  • Bay Oaks, U13-14 Girls, Coach (1998-00)
  • Bay Oaks, U12 Girls, Coach (1998)
  • Bay Oaks, U11 Girls, 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) State Cup Champions (1983)
  • Soccer Camps (1976-present)
  • South Bay Referee Association (1977-79)
  • USYSA: ODP Western Regional, Under 14-19 Girls, Staff Coach (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)
  • 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, Hall of Fame (2015)
  • Mira Costa High School, Boys Co-Head Coach (1981-83)
  • Southern California High School Officials Association (Referee) (1979-83)
  • 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)
  • 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 Championships 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, Hall of Fame (2015)
  • 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)