Eric Dobrzanski

Eric Dobrzanski

Eric Dobrzanski, the two-time Sun Conference Coach of the Year (2011 & 2014) and 2017 Sun Conference Coach of Character Award recipient is entering his 10th season at the helm of the women's soccer program at JWU.  In his previous nine seasons Dobrzanski has established JWU as a program on the rise both in the NAIA and the Sun Conference. The team made a Sun Conference semifinal appearances in both 2014 and 2018 while hosting the school's first TSC postseason match, defeating Warner, 3-0, on November 3, 2018. Since 2011 the program has had nine All-Sun Conference honors, 11 NAIA Scholar-Athletes, thirty Academic All-Sun Conference, and two Google Cloud Academic All-Americans. The Wildcats were also reconized as an NAIA Scholar-Team three times (2014-15, 2017-18, 2018-19). In 2018, Savannah Jackson became the program's first NAIA All-American, setting the single-season school records for goals (28) and points (62). In 2017, Jackson was named Sun Conference Freshman of the Year after a then-record-breaking season that saw Jackson score 17 total goals and record 35 total points.

In the summer of 2011 Dobrzanski took over as the Head Coach of the Cayman Islands U-20 Women’s National Team.  While with the National Team he led them through U-20 World Cup Qualifying, as the team advanced past the first round of group play with a 4-0 win over Suriname.  The team would go into the second stage of group play and earn a 0-0 draw with the Dominican Republic, but was later eliminated with their loss to Haiti.

Prior to arriving at JWU, Dobrzanski served as the Associate Head Coach for both the men's and women's soccer programs at Thomas University (Ga.), another Sun Conference institution.  As the women's recruiting coordinator at TU, the program continued to grow and in his final season as a Night Hawk the team finished with an 8-8-1 record, the best record in four seasons.  During his time at TU, Dobrzanski also was the Director of Coaching for Top of Florida Soccer Club in Tallahassee, Fla. and the boys head coach at Brookwood High School for three seasons.  At Brookwood, Dobrzanski compiled a 29-7 overall record with two South Region titles and two State Final Four appearances.

Dobrzanski is a California native and played at St. Thomas University in Miami Gardens, Fla. before transferring to Florida State University to complete his degree.  Along with playing at STU, Dobrzanski spent two seasons with the Palm Beach Pumas of the PDL.  He holds a USSF National Coaching License and a NSCAA Goalkeepers License. 

Dobrzanski currently resides in Weston, Fla. with his wife Laura.