The Knox School’s Soccer Program prides itself on giving our athletes a holistic learning approach to soccer, going over all things related to the game with their technical and tactical abilities, as well as helping players understand the mental side of the game. We strive to help players reach their full potential while fostering a true passion for the game, all while learning how to become better people throughout the process.
MEET OUR COACHS
Head Soccer Coach
Coach Vazquez has always held a fascination for the game of soccer and sought to truly understand how to be the best at it.
As a teenager, Coach Vazquez earned a place in the Olympic Development Program and then took his talents to college where he was a two-sport athlete in both Soccer as well as Track and Field at Adelphi University. After college, Coach Vazquez went on to play semi-professionally with teams in New York and Liverpool, England.
Today, Coach Vazquez has channeled his love for soccer into coaching, where he devotes his time to helping young players reach the highest level of play. He currently holds a Master’s degree in Physical Education, a Director of Coaching Diploma, a National Youth Diploma, and a D License from U.S. Soccer. As a coach for Knox and the SUSA soccer academy, he has assisted many players in their athletic journey to Division I, II, and III colleges across the nation.
Assistant Soccer Coach
Coach Chris Griesche is a New York native, growing up on Long Island and graduating from SUNY Cortland with a degree in Sports Management, with a concentration in International Sports Management and a minor in economics. He grew up playing soccer and basketball, and has been a lifeguard and swim instructor since he was 16. He has coached soccer with Super Soccer Stars, and a summer league basketball team. Chris enjoys spending time outdoors, traveling, and adventuring with his dog Bentley.