Joel "J" Sanchez, Executive Director
Joel Sanchez started playing volleyball in 2000 at Walton High School before transferring to Lehman High School and playing there from 2001-2004.
Between those years he
played club volleyball under Omar Vargas and his NYC Starlings club
and then under Bronx Bombers club
In 2003, Sanchez
co-captained the Lehman High School
team to a semifinal finish.
Then, in 2004 he
captained the team to a PSAL championship.
Following high school, Joel Sanchez
joined the Lehman college squad and earned the "Most Improved Player" award following his
freshman and sophomore seasons.
junior and senior seasons, he
earned CUNYAC All Star praise and was also named MVP of his
Joel's coaching career includes his time serving as a volunteer at Lehman High School and Clinton High School while he was in the middle of his collegiate career.
also spent time coaching at Kennedy High School as well as Walton High school
Under legendary coach Iris Bromfield, Sanchez coached her 17-1's team at her Bronx Bombers club.
While at Bameso
, Joel Sanchez
represented the Dominican Republic in various nationwide events including the Dominican Patriot Games
and Los Juegos Bamesianos.
After coaching at the high school and club junior level, he
joined the Lehman College
coaching staff under former Lightning head coach Daniel Skillins and again under current head coach Wolfgang Lucena.
Most Recently, Sanchez
played libero/setter for the Dominican native Moca volleyball team which won 2 silver medals and 2 gold at the USA National Volleyball Tournament . The team was ranked second and then first in the GEVA
USA Volleyball Region.
is still an active player under Legacy's
Professionally, Sanchez is a Program Director at Phipps Neighborhoods, serves as the Chief Technical Officer of Viva Green Life, Inc and is founder of both Geeks Keep, Inc and Legacy Volleyball Club.