Coach Profile

Head Coach - Men's Soccer
Coach Kevin Grimes

Kevin Grimes

  • 18th season, Cal head coach and Pac-10 Coach of the Year, '02, '05, '06, '07, '10.
  • 2005, 2010 & 2013 NCAA Tournament Elite 8.
  • NCAA postseason appearance ten out of last thirteen years ('01- '08, '10, '13).
  • Division I, Far West Region Coach of the Year, '02, '10, '13.
  • 20 players drafted in MLS in the last five years.
  • 18 players currently playing in MLS from CAL.
  • Three years, assistant coach at SMU
  • Eight years professional soccer experience.
  • Previous member US National Team
  • Two-time, First Team NSCAA All-American.
  • NSCAA Advanced National License
  • USSF National "A" Coaching License.

Grimes has a career record of 189-122-40 in 18 seasons at Cal after coaching the Golden Bears to an 11-7 record in 2017 and an NCAA Tournament selection. In 2014, he led the Bears to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 as the tournament's 15th overall seed and the team finished with an overall record of 11-7-1. He also led the Bears in arguably their best season in program history in 2013, when they were ranked number one by the NSCAA poll for six consecutive weeks for the first time in program history, finishing the season with a 14-5-2 record and an appearance in the NCAA Elite 8. The Bears were the fourth overall seed, also the highest seed ever in school history. Grimes was also named NSCAA Far West Region Coach of the Year.

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