After completing his playing career with the Memphis men's soccer team in 2004, Sebastian Vecchio stepped over into the coaching ranks with the women's program, joining the Lady Tigers as an assistant coach in charge of goalkeepers and also assists with recruiting.
In the three seasons Vecchio has been with the Lady Tigers, he has coached athletes who have posted 24 shutouts and 39 victories. In 2007, his goalkeepers posted a complete shutout at the Conference USA Championships and allowed only 19 goals the entire season ranking third in the conference.
"Sebastian has been instrumental in the success that this program has had the last three years," said head coach Brooks Monaghan. "The knowledge that he brings from a goalkeeping standpoint is second to none. He takes a great amount of pride in everything he does with this program, and we are extremely fortunate to have him as a part of our staff."
As a player, Vecchio was a two-year starter for the Tigers after transferring to Memphis from NAIA Mid-Continent College in Kentucky. He allowed just 12 goals in over 1,500 minutes of play during the 2004 season for a school record 0.69 goals-against average en route to being named the Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year and an All-C-USA first teamer. The native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, ended his Tiger career with a school low 1.02 goals-against average and 21 wins in two seasons. Prior to his collegiate playing days, Vecchio played with the Argentina U-16 National Team.
Vecchio earned a bachelor's degree in marketing from Memphis in 2005 and a bachelor's in sports and leisure management in 2008. He has a USSF C License and is the head goalkeeping coach for Alabama ODP. Vecchio is single and resides in Memphis.