Eric Dobrzanski, the two-time Sun Conference Coach of the Year (2011 & 2014) is entering his eighth season at the helm of the women’s soccer program at JWU. In seven seasons Dobrzanski has established JWU as a program on the rise both in the NAIA and the Sun Conference. The team is coming off a Sun Conference semifinal appearance in 2014. Since 2011 the program has had five players named All-Sun Conference, nine NAIA Scholar-Athletes, nineteen named Academic All-Sun Conference and in 2014-15 the team was named an NAIA Scholar-Team.
In the summer of 2011 Dobrzanski took over as the Head Coach of the Cayman Islands U-20 Women’s National Team. While with the National Team he led them through U-20 World Cup Qualifying, as the team advanced past the first round of group play with a 4-0 win over Suriname. The team would go into the second stage of group play and earn a 0-0 draw with the Dominican Republic, but was later eliminated with their loss to Haiti.
Prior to arriving at JWU, Dobrzanski served as the Associate Head Coach for both the men’s and women’s soccer programs at Thomas University (Ga.), another Sun Conference institution. As the women’s recruiting coordinator at TU, the program continued to grow and in his final season as a Night Hawk the team finished with an 8-8-1 record, the best record in four seasons. During his time at TU, Dobrzanski also was the Director of Coaching for Top of Florida Soccer Club in Tallahassee, Fla. and the boys head coach at Brookwood High School for three seasons. At Brookwood, Dobrzanski compiled a 29-7 overall record with two South Region titles and two State Final Four appearances.
Dobrzanski is a California native and played at St. Thomas University in Miami Gardens, Fla. before transferring to Florida State University to complete his degree. Along with playing at STU, Dobrzanski spent two seasons with the Palm Beach Pumas of the PDL. He holds a USSF National Coaching License and a NSCAA Goalkeepers License.
Dobrzanski currently resides in Weston, Fla. with his wife Laura.