Feb. 18, 2014
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan head men's soccer coach Chaka Daley announced today (Tuesday, Feb. 18) the promotion of volunteer assistant coach Jhojan Obando to assistant coach. Obando, who joined the program upon Daley's hiring prior to the 2013 season, will assist with all program duties and continue to work with the teams goalkeepers.
"Jhojan is a young coach with a promising future," said Daley. "He has shown a tremendous amount of loyalty to our program, the University of Michigan and myself over the years. We look forward to adding him to our staff on a full-time basis as he continues to grow into an outstanding coach while developing and grooming our goalkeeping corps."
Obando played in 44 career matches and made 42 starts as a goalkeeper at Providence under the guidance of Daley as a player, helping the Friars to a 24-14-4 record and recording 13 clean sheets over that stretch. In 2010, Obando helped the Friars to the championship game of the Big East Tournament and was named to the all-tournament team.
Additionally, he was part of three Providence teams that made the NCAA Tournament. During the last two seasons, the Friars hosted an NCAA Tournament first-round match for the first times in school history and advanced to the second round on each occasion. He was one of four goalkeepers invited to the 2012 adidas MLS Player Combine and most recently played for the Des Moines Menace in the Premier Development League.
At Michigan, Obando has mentored 2012 All-Big Ten second team honoree and rising senior Adam Grinwis (Ada, Mich./Forrest Hills). He also possesses a USSF National E License.
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