Ron Sanchez spent six seasons on the Cougar staff and three as an assistant coach, primarily working with recruiting and scheduling games. During his three seasons as an assistant, the Cougars made three-consecutive postseason appearances which marked the second such occurrence in school history. Sanchez spent his first three seasons at Washington State University as the coordinator of basketball operations.
Sanchez has been integral in scheduling and budget management while at Washington State. In 2008, the Cougars played three nonconference opponents that participated in the 2007 postseason, including a Cougar Hispanic College Fund Challenge lineup featuring 2007 NIT-participants Mississippi Valley State and Air Force. The 2009 Cougars boasted a home nonconference schedule with three 2008 NCAA Tournament participants, including Mississippi Valley State, Baylor and Gonzaga.
A graduate of State University of New York, College at Oneonta, Sanchez came to Pullman after two seasons as a volunteer coach at Indiana.
With the Hoosiers, Sanchez assisted in self and opponent scouting as well as film exchange. He worked closely with the administrative assistant and video coordinator during his time at Indiana, which included the Hoosiers' national runner-up finish in 2002. While at Indiana, he earned his master's degree in athletic administration/sports management.
Prior to Indiana, Sanchez was an assistant coach at Oneonta State during the 1998-99 season. He was an associate head coach at Delhi College in New York from 1999-2001. In 2001, Delhi posted a 31-2 record, captured the Region III championship and placed fourth at the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Championship.
A native of San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic, Sanchez was named the State University of New York Athletic Conference Player of the Year in 1996. He also earned the Eastern College Athletic Conference Championship Most Valuable Player award in 1996.
Sanchez is married to Tara, a former women's basketball assistant coach at Washington State University. Their son, Raelon, was born in November 2008.