Sanchez leaves the Gaels after amassing an 85-5 record, which included an undefeated record against in-state opponents. He also sent 25 of his players on to Division I football programs.
According to ESPN, Sanchez is believed to be the fifth high school head coach to jump directly into a college head coaching position.
The other three?
Todd Dodge, who went from Southlake Carroll in Texas to the head coaching position at North Texas; Gerry Faust from Archbishop Moeller in Ohio to Notre Dame; Bob Commings, who left Massillon Washington High School in Ohio to become the head coach at Iowa; and Jim Bradley left Mayfield High in New Mexico to become the head coach at New Mexico St. in 1973