Sanchez Adds to Staff
BOULDER — Colorado head coach Danny Sanchez's staff will have a new face on the sidelines as the 2021 spring moves into its third week. Sanchez added Jasmine White as a volunteer assistant on Thursday.
The addition of White means that Craig Alston will be elevated from his volunteer position to Director of Player Development.
"We are excited to round out our staff for the 2021 season," Sanchez commented. "Craig has been working with us over the past year. We feel he will bring a lot to our newly resigned Director of Player Development position. Our student-athletes will benefit greatly from his knowledge as we continue to provide possible advantages to maximize their experience at Colorado."
Alston, who joined the Buffs in May, had been working mostly with the CU's goalkeepers in his volunteer role. He had been coaching with Broomfield SC, serving as the club's Goalkeeping Director. Alston spent two years as an assistant at Metro State University of Denver, also working with the Roadrunners' goalkeepers. He also has coached with CYSA ODP Program, Legacy High School girls soccer and the Core Goalkeeping Academy.
White, an Aurora, Colo., native, joins the Colorado sideline after a four-year playing career at the University of Long Island Post in Brookville, N.Y. A Grandview High School graduate, she played at LIU Post from 2011-14, appearing in 17 matches as a midfielder and back.
"Jas has a great passion to continue to improve along her path into the coaching world," Sanchez said. "She comes highly recommended from a lot of people we trust and we feel she will be a great addition to our coaching staff."
White returned to Colorado to begin her coaching career in 2017. She joined on as an assistant coach for Real Colorado's 2005 Girls DA National team. She is currently still in the coaching ranks at Real Colorado, serving as an assistant coach for the 2004 girls ECNL National Team and is the head coach of the 2009 girls National Team.
White has also spent the 2018-19 season as the junior varsity head coach at Highlands Ranch High School.