Arizona United

Coaching Staff

Arizona United

Coaching Staff


Michael Dellorusso

Head Coach

Michael Dellorusso enters his first year as head coach of Arizona United Soccer Club.

Before joining Arizona United, Dellorusso served as an assistant coach for the University of Maryland men’s soccer team from 2010-2013. During his four-year tenure at Maryland, Dellorusso helped guide the program to four straight Sweet Sixteen and two Final Four appearances in the NCAA Division I men’s soccer tournament. In his final season at Maryland, the Terrapins lost in the NCAA championship match to Notre Dame, 2-1. At Maryland, Dellorusso coached several players who are now in professional soccer, including Patrick Mullins (New England Revolution), John Stertzer (Real Salt Lake), Taylor Kemp (D.C. United), London Woodberry (FC Dallas), Zac MacMath (Philadelphia Union) and Casey Townsend (Tampa Bay Rowdies).

A native of Columbia, Md., Dellorusso played collegiately at Maryland and served as team captain during his junior and senior seasons. During his senior season in 2005 Dellorusso helped lead the program to a national championship, the Terrapins’ first national championship since 1968. After his collegiate career, Dellorusso was drafted in the fourth round of the 2006 MLS SuperDraft by FC Dallas, for which he made 11 appearances in four years. He also played professionally for the Austin Aztex of USL PRO.

Dellorusso has a U.S. Soccer National ‘A’ License coach and has held this license for a number of years. He earned his bachelor’s degree in American Studies from the University of Maryland. He lives in Phoenix with his wife, Hilary, and their dog Ari and likes to play golf.



Austin Daniels

Assistant Coach

Austin Daniels brings more than 20 years of coaching experience to Arizona. United Soccer Club. Daniels’ first head coaching job was at the University of Hartford in 1989. In seven seasons, Daniels’ teams compiled a 103-35-6 record and made six NCAA Tournament appearances, including a Final Four berth in 1992. Daniels coached six All-Americans, was named the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Women’s Division I Coach of the Year in 1989 and was awarded NSCAA New England Division I Coach of the Year honors in 1989 and 1992. On Oct. 20, 2010, the University of Hartford inducted Daniels into the Watkinson School Athletics Hallof Fame.

Following his successful run at the University of Hartford, Daniels started the University of Colorado women’s soccer program in 1996 and posted a 36-53-3 mark in five seasons. He then accepted a position as the Technical Director of the Connecticut Academica FC before he began a successful three-year reign as head coach for the Women’s Premier Soccer League’s (WPSL) New England Mutiny. Daniels was named WPSL Coach of the Year in 2004, after leading the Mutiny to the national finals.

Daniels was the Technical Director for the Northern Kentucky United Soccer Club from 2004-06. He currently holds a United States Soccer Federation ‘A’ License, is a member of the NSCAA, and is the current Arizona Youth Soccer Association Technical Director.


Andy Bonchonsky

Assistant Coach

Andy Bonchonsky, 54, has coached soccer at various levels, from youth to college over a 38-year span. A former forward in the professional ranks for the American Soccer League’s Los Angeles Heat, Bonchonsky served as the women’s head coach at the University of California at Berkeley for six years, from 1991-1996, and mentored three All-Americans and nine All-Far West Region selections.

Hailing from Torrance, Calif., Bonchonsky started coaching in 1976 and his journey took him to soccer camps, youth club soccer, the California South Olympic Development Program, and boys’ and girls’ high school teams in Southern California. He served as an assistant coach with the men’s program at Loyola Marymount University in 1984 before accepting similar positions with the women’s programs at California State Dominguez Hills (1985-87) and California (1989-90).

After the 1996 college season, Bonchonsky returned to youth soccer and served as the director of coaching for a Bay Area team before moving to Arizona in 2008. In addition to his position with Arizona United SC, he currently serves as the director of coaching for youth club San Tan Soccer Club in Chandler, Ariz.

Bonchonsky played collegiately at El Camino Community College and UCLA (1980-81). Before his 1984 loan stint with the Los Angeles Heat, Bonchonsky played professionally in the American Speed Soccer Professional League and the Southern California Professional League.

He has a bachelor’s degree in art design from UCLA, and is a United States Soccer Federation ‘B’ license coach.


Cory Robertson

Goalkeepers Coach

Cory Robertson brings a local touch to Arizona United Soccer Club, as he enters his first season as goalkeeper coach.

Robertson’s coaching experience has been with the Arizona Soccer Club, where he has served as the Director of Goalkeeping since 2012. Prior to that, as an assistant coach for the men’s and women’s programs at Drexel University, helping both programs to conference championships and the men’s program to the NCAA Tournament after a 40 year absence. While in Philadelphia, he served as the Director of Goalkeeping for the Greater Chester Valley Soccer Association, and Abington Community United Soccer.

Robertson played collegiate soccer for the Drexel University men’s soccer program from 2005 through 2009. His play ofnthe field assisted Drexel University in capturing their first Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) title in 2007. Robertson was named to the All-CAA Third Team in 2007, and wrapped up a successful career for Drexel University with 209 saves, and 17 clean sheets in over 50 matches. Prior to college, he played his youth soccer at Sereno Soccer Club.

Robertson earned a B.A. in Entrepreneurship, Marketing and a Master of Science in Sport Management at Drexel University. He holds his USSF ‘D’ License, National Youth License and NSCAA Goalkeeping Diploma.