Al Sokaitis: A coaching journey

Post University basketball coach Al Sokaitis has traveled near and far in his coaching career, which has now led him to Waterbury. Sokaitis also does lots of work with people in Alaska through the foundation he helps run, Challenge Life. Sokaitis is also a popular instructor at basketball and coaching clinics and has conducted many clinics at the Final Four. In addition, he has held clinics in China, Greece and Lebanon.

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New London, CT
Years: 1976-77
School: Mitchell College
Country: USA
Job: Assistant coach
Overall record: n/a
Note: Earned assoc. degree while at Mitchell
Storrs, CT
Years: 1977-79
School: E.O. Smith High
Country: USA
Job: Head coach
Overall record: 24-20
Note: Finished third in 1979 CIAC tournament
Loveland, CO
Years: 1979-83
School: Thompson Valley High
Country: USA
Job: Head coach
Overall record: 49-33
Note: Colorado state runnerup in 1983
Davis, CA
Years: 1983-84
School: U.C. Davis
Country: USA
Job: Assistant coach
Overall record: n/a
Olympia, WA
Years: 1984-86
School: Olympia High
Country: USA
Job: Head coach
Overall record: 45-12
Note: Washington state champions in 1986
http://www.wiaa.com/subcontent.aspx?SecID=338
Seattle, WA
Years: 1986-87
School: University of Washington
Country: USA
Job: Assistant coach
Overall record: n/a
Note: Team finished 20-15; lost in NIT quarterfinals
http://www.gohuskies.com/photos/schools/wash/sports/m-baskbl/auto_pdf/2010-11-recordbook-1015.pdf
North Adams, MA
Years: 1987-90
School: North Adams State College
Country: USA
Job: Head coach
Overall record: 64-16
Portland, ME
Years: 1990-96
School: University of Southern Maine
Country: USA
Job: Head coach
Overall record: 81-75
Note: Played in NCAA Tournament 1st year
http://usm.maine.edu/athletics/Men%27s_Basketball/records.html
Fairbanks, AK
Years: 1996-2004
School: University of Alaska Fairbanks
Country: USA
Job: Head coach
Overall record: 108-111
Note: Played in NCAA D-2 tourney twice; 2003-04 West region final
http://alaskananooks.com/
Gunnison, CO
Years: 2004-07
School: Western State College
Country: USA
Job: Head coach
Overall record: 25-54
Note: Also was 24-30 as women's coach
Anchorage, AK
Years: 2008-09
School: Alaska Dream
Country: USA
Job: Head coach
Overall record: n/a
Note: Won 3 exhibition games before team folded
http://www.adn.com/2008/12/15/624424/alaska-dream-season-opens-with.html
Waterbury, CT
Years: 2010-11
School: Post University
Country: USA
Job: Head coach
Overall record: n/a
Note: Season opener Nov. 13 at Umass-Lowell tourney
http://www.posteagles.com/index.aspx?tab=basketball&path=mbball
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