ASHEVILLE, N.C. – UNC Asheville women’s soccer coach Michelle Demko has announced the hiring of Joey Sasvari as the program’s new assistant coach.


“I am happy to introduce Joey Sasvari as the new assistant coach for our program. Joey encompasses what the program needs right now which is high energy, commitment and outside the box thinking,” stated Demko. “Joey has immediately contributed to the growth of this program since his arrival a few weeks ago.  He has a higher level of thinking tactically which has been great for discussions on and off the field with regard to the program's future.  The players are extremely happy he joined our staff.   They have welcomed his arrival with hard work and excitement for what he offers their future.”


Sasvari has been a staff coach at the International Soccer Academy in Florida for the past eight years. He trained and worked with female regional and national team players from all over the world.  In addition, Sasvari was the head coach for the girls’ soccer team at Buchholz HS in Gainesville last year. He also coached the U6-U12 girls’ teams of the Gainesville Soccer Alliance.


“He has head coaching experience, is highly motivated and has a great passion for the game, all of which has made this a seamless transition, “added Demko. “Joey was exactly what I was looking for when searching for an assistant. I am thrilled he decided to join us. I feel like our staff is complete, and the Bulldog future is brighter than it has ever been.  We found the missing piece of our puzzle and that is exciting."


Sasvari is a 2007 graduate of the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida. He earned his masters’ of science degree from the Hough Graduate School of Business from Florida in 2009.