Boyd Resigns as Cal's Head Women's Soccer Coach

March 13, 2007

BERKELEY, Calif. - Kevin Boyd has resigned as the University of California's head women's soccer coach to attend to new family priorities, Golden Bear Director of Athletics Sandy Barbour announced Tuesday.

'We are grateful for Kevin's years of dedication to the university,' Barbour said. 'Under Kevin's direction, Cal Women's Soccer has emerged as a force to be reckoned with, and the foundation is set for even greater success. We wish him well with his future endeavors. Additionally, we are thankful that Kevin is willing to play a role during the transition stage of the program this spring.'

'I'm thankful for 11 wonderful years at Cal and for all of the people who have touched my life during that time,' Boyd said. 'I'm excited to become a father this fall, and that blessing has changed my priorities a great deal. This was one of the hardest decisions I've had to make. I feel confident that Cal Soccer will continue to thrive with a nationally-regarded recruiting class coming this fall and a talented group of returning veterans.'

Since assuming the head coaching duties at Cal in 1997, Boyd compiled a 124-63-20 record in 10 seasons. The Boise, Idaho, product accumulated 63 more wins than any other women's soccer coach in Cal history. In 2006, Cal posted a 12-5-5 mark and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Boyd directed Cal to eight NCAA Tournament appearances, including a third-round showing in 2005. In 1998, Boyd led the Bears to a Pac-10 co-championship, and in 2005, he was chosen the Pac-10 Coach of the Year.

Prior to being named head coach at Cal, Boyd served as an assistant coach for the Bears in 1996.

Barbour indicated that a national search for a new coach would begin immediately. She did not indicate a specific timetable for the hiring.

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