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  • Jim Sanborn—Head Coach

    Photo of Jim Sanborn, the head coach for the soccer team at The Culinary Institute of AmericaJim Sanborn became the fourth head coach for the CIA intercollegiate soccer program in 2015. Competing in the Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association, the team will enter its 12th season in 2016, the second under Coach Sanborn's leadership.

    Coach Sanborn has been playing soccer for more than 40 years, and has coached at various levels for the past 25 years. He kicked off his soccer career at the youth level, played in the Empire State Games for the Hudson Valley region, and competed for three seasons on the varsity level at Arlington High School, where he was named team captain as a senior.

    In college, Coach Sanborn competed on the Division I level at the University of Rhode Island, and continued playing at Dutchess Community College and SUNY Binghamton, serving in a captain’s role for both teams.

    His youth coaching experience has included travel soccer, as well as working with high school-level academy and premier teams.