Sanjin Vidakovic

Executive Director
Senior Staff Coach

Sonny has been coaching at the club, high school and collegiate level for the past fifteen years. He has also coached both boys and girls teams for the Erie Admirals and MSA. Sonny has received his NSCAA National Diploma, NSCAA Special Topics Diploma and NSCAA Goalkeeping Certificate.

Originally from Bosnia and Hercegovina, Sonny attended Cathedral Prep High School and played on the varsity soccer team. He started every game and proved to be an integral part of the team that went to the PIAA State Championship game his senior year. He finished second in total points and first in assists for the team for the season. Sonny continued his soccer career at Gannon University where he held several honors and rankings. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Biology at Gannon University and Masters in Special Education from Edinboro University.

Sonny has been with McDowell High School soccer program since 2004. During his time at McDowell he helped the girls win 8 District Ten Championships and in 2009, he helped coach the Girls Varsity soccer team to the State Championship game in Hershey, PA. Sonny was also a part of the 2008 Varsity boys District Ten Championship Team.

Currently, Sonny is the Boys Head Varsity Soccer Coach at Fairview High School. He teaches Special Education at Walnut Creek Middle school. He and his wife Lisa are proud parents of 6 year old daughter Maya and 2 year old son Matteo.