His professional career as a football player, he spent from 1986 to 1991 for the most part in the Western Soccer Alliance and its successor League American Professional Soccer League. For national football team of the United States was 14 times more active. At the Olympic Summer Games in Seoul in 1988, he was goalkeeper of the team.
Vanole, who lived with his family in New York City, died on 15 January 2007 during a ski vacation in Salt Lake City.
Youth and College
Vanole visited the Aviation High School in Redondo Beach. He played in the school team and was four times awarded the All- Ocean League goalkeeper. After high school he went to the University of California. where he played for the college soccer team of UCLA Bruins. In 1985, he won with the team the NCAA Division I Men 's Soccer Championship. Opponent in the final was the American University.
After graduating from UCLA, he played for the Los Angeles Heat in the Western Soccer Alliance. In 1988, he was also responsible for the San Jose Earthquakes, who also played in the Western Soccer Alliance, active. From 1987 to 1988 he played for the indoor football team Wichita Wings in the Major Indoor Soccer League.
In 1991, he finished his career with the San Francisco Bay Blackhawks, who could win this season, the American Professional Soccer League.
On 5 February 1985, he made his debut the national football team of the United States in the game against Canada. Overall, it was 14 times for the U.S. and four times for the Olympic team of the United States on the court.
On April 30, 1989, he held a crucial penalty in the World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica. The U.S. could win as 1:0. Vanole was at this time on the verge of the number one in goal for the Americans, also in view of the soccer World Cup 1990 to be. But due to problems with the fitness, he lost in the course of 1989 his place to Tony Meola.
In January 1990, it came during a training camp of the U.S. team to the small contract disputes between Vanole and the United States Soccer Federation. Nevertheless, he became second keeper behind Meola at the 1990 World Cup. He attended there for worldwide attention because he was wearing a cap with a game on the flag of the United States was plugged. The former coach, Bob Gansler, forbade him to continue to wear this hat, because such behavior is not representative of the United States. After the World Cup he was not considered further. He had his last game in 1989.
Vanole took four years participated in the Pro Beach Soccer Tour. Twice he was voted the best goalkeeper. In the Futsal World Cup 1989, he was part of the team in the USA.
From 1995-200, he trained as an assistant coach for the men's and women's team to the UCLA Bruins. From 1997 to 1999 he was employed as an assistant to the U.S. U -20 national team.
On 25 May 2000, he was goalkeeping coach at the U.S. national soccer team of women. Then he supervised D.C. United and Washington Freedom as a goalkeeper coach.
From 2004 to 2006 he was employed as a goalkeeping coach at New England Revolution coach Steve Nicol below.