Aug. 9, 2012
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Providence College women's soccer Head Coach Jim McGirr announced today (August 9) that Carlos B. Pinhancos has been named assistant coach. Pinhancos joins the Friars after spending the last four seasons with Rhode Island College as an assistant coach for the men's soccer team.
Pinhancos has over ten years of coaching experience with both men's and women's teams. He has spent 11 seasons coaching club soccer at the Bayside FC Bolts, leading his boy's U15-19 team to seven state championships. From 2004-06, Pinhancos was a volunteer assistant coach for the Rhode Island College men's and women's soccer teams. While at RIC, the 2005 men's soccer team won the E.C.A.C championship. Pinhancos spent the following two seasons with the Community College of Rhode Island as the men's soccer assistant coach, where he was in charge of assisting and directing all aspects of the men's program.
Pinhancos was the assistant coach of Rhode Island College men's soccer team for the last four seasons (2008-2011). Though his coaching focus was on the defenders and goalkeepers, his duties included recruiting, scouting, managing practice and game coaching. The team won the Little East Conference and went to the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2008 under the guidance of Pinhancos. He was also able to help lead the team to the Little East Conference Tournament for three consecutive seasons (2009-11).
The native Rhode Islander starred as a goalkeeper for the Rhode Island College men's soccer team, where he played three seasons with the team (1999-2001). Pinhancos played in 45 career games, logged 4,157 minutes and finished with a 1.19 career goals against average. His play earned him first team All-Little East Conference selection while with the Anchormen. He also is ranked fifth for all-time career shutouts, fifth in all-time shutouts in a season and fourth in all-time in career goals against average.
While playing for RIC, Pinhancos received a B.A. in English and Elementary Education. Pinhancos also has his master's in Public Administration from the University of Rhode Island. Taking his knowledge of the game, he founded the Elite Goalkeeper Academy in 2001 to help develop the overall performance and knowledge of young goalkeepers.
The women's soccer team kicks off it's season August 17 with an away game against Boston College at 7:00 p.m. The Friars will hold their home opener on August 19 at 1:00 p.m. against the Army Black Knights.
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