Houston, Texas (May 6, 2019) – The Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club (HDDY), a nationally recognized premier soccer club for boys / girls is excited to announce that Sandy Gbandi has joined the club. Sandy joins the coaching staff having coached for the Texans Soccer Club from 2016 - 2019 and will be based in the Humble / Atascocita geographic areas of the club. Sandy is married to Wilmary Echandy and has two children (Aleah - age 7; Marcellus - age 3).
"I'm looking forward to the opportunity that the Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club and Don Gemmell is providing for my family. I am very excited to start working with the coaching staff and players in the above communities both on and off the field and help further their personal soccer development." Sandy Gbandi, Dynamo | Dash Staff Coach.
Youth / College Coaching Background:
- Texans Soccer Club Staff Coach, TX (2016 - 2019)
- University of Alabama - Birmingham, AL (2015)
- Hoover Soccer Club (2014)
- Albion Hurricanes FC, TX (2012 - 2014)
- White Bears Soccer Club / Saint Paul Academy, MN (2011 - 2012)
- NSC Minnesota Stars NASL Champion 2012
- Puerto Rico Islanders USL Division 1 (USL Champions 2010 & 2011)
- Drafted by FC Dallas at the MLS Supplemental Draft (2007)
- University of Alabama - Birmingham (First Team All-Conference USA 2004, Second Team All-Conference USA 2005)
Education / Licensure:
- University of Alabama at Birmingham (Bachelor of Arts in History, 2015)
"I would like to welcome Sandy and his family to our HDDY soccer club, we are excited to have him join our team. Sandy brings with him extensive experience as a professional soccer player in addition to being involved with the Houston youth soccer environment for the past three years. Having coached in the north part of Houston, he'll be a great addition to the team to support our 2019-20 expansion plans." Don Gemmell, Technical Director, Houston Dynamo | Youth Soccer Club.
The Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club is the only club in Houston providing a full range of programming (boys / girls) with a complete pathway for the beginner through to the collegiate and professional levels. Dynamo | Dash Youth exclusively offers soccer playing opportunities in the highest competitive youth league in the country - United States Soccer Development Academy.