Stanford's Radcliffe Wins National Women's Soccer Coach of the Year

Jan. 19, 2010

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.- For the second-straight year, STANFORD’s head women’s soccer coach Paul Radcliffe was named the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Division I women’s National Coach of the Year. The award is voted on my coaches that are members of the NSCAA. Ratcliffe becomes the first coach in 14 years to win the award in back-to-back years. 

In 2009, Radcliffe led Stanford to a school-best 25-1 record and its first NCAA College Cup final. His squad broke a school record with 80 goals and placed four athletes on the NSCAA/Performance Subaru All-America team. Radcliffe now boasts a career record of 165-68-23 with eight NCAA Tournament appearances in 12 seasons as a head coach. As the longest-tenured Cardinal coach with seven seasons under his belt in Palo Alto, Calif., he touts an impressive 110-34-17 record, making him the winningest coach in Stanford women’s soccer history.    

In the past two seasons with Stanford, Radcliffe has coached the Cardinal to a combined 47-3-1 record and two NCAA College Cup final four appearances. In those two seasons Stanford has earned the two highest victory and goal totals in school history, scoring a combined 151 times. 

Along with two-time winner Radcliffe, USC head coach Ali Khosroshahin won the award in 2007 after leading the Trojans to the NCAA title in his first season. UCLA head coach Jillian Ellis earned the award in 2000 after leading her squad the the College Cup in her second season at the helm of the Bruins. 

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