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Alex Mendolia is currently the Assistant Coach of Sky Blue FC of the NWSL, after returning from coaching overseas in Spain for EF Huesca pro youth academy and U.D. San Lorenzo del Flumen professional team of the Spanish 3rd Division. Before Spain, Coach Alex was the Head Men's Soccer Coach of St. Joseph's College for 2 years, leading the Golden Eagles to 7-1-1 and Conference Finals in his final Season. Prior to St. Joseph's, Alex spent three seasons as an Assistant for the LIU Post Men's soccer programs before at Stony Brook University in 2015. At Stony Brook University, Mendolia was the Assistant Coach for the Women's program. Before Stony Brook, in his three seasons with the LIU Post Men's Soccer Team, the Pioneers won three East Coast Conference regular season championships, two ECC Championships, an East Regional Championship and made three NCAA Tournament appearances. They achieved a no. 1 ranking in two of his three seasons, going 52-9-4 over the three-year span.
Before his time at LIU Post, Mendolia spent a season as the Assistant Men's Soccer Coach at Farmingdale State College, his alma mater. Mendolia played four seasons at Farmingdale, earning All-Skyline honors as well as scholar-athlete accolades, and he also captained the Rams during his senior season.
Mendolia has a wide range of youth coaching experience, working with all ages from 5-18 years old. Alex was recognized as the Coach of the Year title From Stony Brook Soccer Club in 2011 and 2012. He currently serves on the ODP Regional Staff for the East Region and partakes in several Regional events annually. Moreover, he has coached internationally in Cameroon, Ireland and Spain for youth soccer organizations over the years and has studied at the academies of professional soccer clubs such as Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Getafe CF, EF SD Huesca, Rayo Vallecano, Villarreal CF as well as the Spanish Federation in Madrid.
Mendolia received his Bachelor's Degree in Business Management Technology from Farmingdale State College and a Master's Degree in Soccer Coaching Education from Ohio University. He also holds several UEFA, USSF licenses, NSCAA Advanced National and Goalkeeping diplomas.