Chante Sandiford joined the women’s soccer staff as an assistant coach in August of 2014. Sandiford works primarily with the team’s goalkeepers.
Sandiford was a two-year starter for UCLA in 2009-10, where she posted 17 shutouts in 48 games played. She helped the Bruins to a Pac 10 Conference finals appearance and a College Cup Final Four berth in 2009. She finished the season with a 0.64 save percentage, while the team posted a 21-2-1 overall mark.
Following her collegiate playing days, Sandiford went on to compete for FK Zorkiy of the Russian Premier League. She registered 18 shutouts in 33 games and went on to earn Russian League Keeper of the Year honors after guiding her team to a Russian Supreme Division Championship in 2013.
Sandiford was also able to gain coaching experience throughout her playing career, conducting individual goalkeeper training, as well as serving as an assistant coach for Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland. During her time with the Raptors, Sandiford was in charge of the team’s goalkeepers, conditioning program and academic progress.
Sandiford graduated from UCLA with a bachelor’s degree in geography in 2011.