Carlos Pinhancos joined the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer program as the first assistant coach in March 2013 and currently serves as interim co-head coach as of April 2014. Prior to arriving in Wildcat Country, Pinhancos worked at Providence College as an assistant coach.
Pinhancos’ duties with the Friars included recruiting, game-day and practice coaching, academic support, video analysis, travel coordination and game scouting.
He primarily worked with goalkeepers as they helped backbone the team to a 8-9-1 overall record. Starting goalie Jessica Goudreault was named the BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week (Sept. 17, 2012).
Prior to coaching at Providence, Pinhancos spent eight years with the Rhode Island College men’s soccer program. From 2005-07 he held the position of volunteer assistant coach while being promoted to assistant coach in 2008. From 2001-13, Pinhancos was the director of goalkeeping at Bayside FC Bolts. He also coached in the Rhode Island Olympic Development Program.
While working with RIC, Pinhancos founded the Elite Goalkeeper Academy, a program that trains and educates goalkeepers in all aspects of the position. The program works all over New England, including locations in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
As a player, Pinhancos played a redshirt season at the University of Rhode Island (1997). Pinhancos then attended the Community College of Rhode Island (1998). There, he was tabbed a First Team All-Region selection as well as a First Team All-Conference honoree. He was also selected to the NSCAA All-East Region Team and was a First Team All-Little East selection at RIC. While with Rhode Island College (1999-2001), the goalkeeper made starts in 44 of the 45 career games he played in. He tallied up a 1.19 career goals against average and a .821 save percentage. He made 253 career saves and registered 11 shutouts.
Pinhancos advanced his career when he played professionally in the USISL with the Rhode Island Stingrays in 1998. In 2001, he played for the Rhode Island Amateur All-Stars.
Pinhancos received his BA in English/Elementary Education in 2005 from Rhode Island College and his Master of Public Administration in 2012 from the University of Rhode Island. He currently holds a United States Soccer Federation National D Coaching License. In 2013, Pinhancos received his NSCAA Level III Diploma.