Diana "Dee Dee" Alexander
Head Women's Soccer Coach
Office: Soccer Office-Bauchman Street
Office Phone: 803.321.5656
Department: Department of Athletics
B.S., Psychology and Child Education, Pepperdine University, 2006
Diana ‘Deedee’ Alexander (formerly Sanguinetti) was named the head women's soccer coach at Newberry College in January 2014 after serving the program as an assistant coach for two years.
Alexander came to Newberry from the University of San Diego, where she helped the Toreros win their first West Coast Conference title and aided USD in a run to the round of 16 in the 2011 Women’s College Cup.
Prior to joining the coaching staff at USD, Alexander was a member of the staff at Kansas Wesleyan University where KWU won multiple conference titles and reached the round of 16 in the NAIA national tournament. Alexander previously served as a volunteer assistant at Cal State-Northridge and as an athlete recruiter for Nike’s Velocity Sports Performance program.
Before reaching the coaching ranks, Alexander wrapped up her playing career as a member of the Pepperdine women’s soccer team. At Pepperdine, Alexander started as a center defender on one of the top ranked defenses in the country. As a junior the Argentine national team scouted Alexander, before she graduated from Pepperdine with a degree in Psychology and Child Education.
Alexander joined the nationally ranked Waves after beginning her collegiate career at Long Beach State. As a freshman Alexander was named first team All-Big West and despite battling injuries as a sophomore was named honorable mention All-Big West her second season.
Born and raised in Connecticut, Alexander has played soccer since she was a youth. Her prestigious Yankee United Heat club team won seven Connecticut state championships and twice Alexander was named MVP. Yankee United Heat won regionals twice and once was the national champion.
After moving to California, Alexander joined the Hart High School soccer team and also the Valley United Stars 83 club side. At Hart, Alexander was a four-year varsity starter and team captain, while being named first team all-conference on three occasions and twice earning first team All-California Interscholastic Federation. In 1999 Hart HS won the California state title.
In the club ranks, Alexander captained Valley United Stars 83, a club side that won two regional championships and 57 tournament championships. A one-time regional tournament MVP, Sanguinetti finished her time with Valley United Stars 83 with a team record of 413-48 with 315 team shutouts.