Former Golden Bear Tracey Hamm Joins Coaching Staff

April 2, 2009

BERKELEY - Four-year letterwinner with the women's soccer team Tracey Hamm will join the Golden Bears as a volunteer assistant coach, California women's soccer head coach Neil McGuire announced recently.

'I'm very excited at the opportunity to come back to Cal and be a part of the program that I love and that has given me so much,' Hamm said. 'To be part of this staff and learn from great soccer coaches like Neil, Brian and Libby is an honor and I'm very happy that Neil has asked me to join the team's effort in winning a National Championship. I look forward to helping in anyway I can by truly showing what it means to be a Golden Bear.'

Hamm was the leading scorer with nine goals during her freshman year in 2002. As a sophomore in 2003, the Moraga, Calif., native started 12 games, paced the Bears with 40 shots and was an Academic All-Pac-10 honorable-mention selection. Hamm started every game in her final two years at Berkeley and was a key factor in Cal's defense. Hamm amassed 12 career goals.

'Having Tracy join us will be very beneficial in several ways,' McGuire said. 'First, she loves Cal, and is passionate about our program from her time here as a student-athlete. Secondly, she will be a great role model for the players in practice and game preparation. Tracy will be heavily involved in practice and I will look to her, along with our other staff members, to continue to help prepare us for the fall season. I'm very glad she has chosen to join us.'

Hamm has stayed with soccer since graduating in 2006 by playing with the California Storm as well as coaching several teams. Hamm currently works for a marketing firm in San Francisco.

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