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Head Coach Men's Soccer
Jon Pascale is in his fifth season as the head coach of the UC San Diego men’s soccer team in 2012. He has put together an overall record of 45-37-10 (.548) during his four years at the helm, including a 36-34-8 (.514) mark in the California Collegiate Athletic Association.
The Tritons narrowly missed the CCAA Tournament by a single position and two points during the 2011 season, using a four-match winning streak to end the year to almost get in. With a 9-7 conference record, UCSD finished third in the CCAA South. UCSD went 10-8 overall, the team's most victories since Pascale's 2008 team went 10-6-2.
The 2010 Tritons finished third in the CCAA South Division with an 8-6-4 overall record and 8-5-3 mark in conference play. Pascale's squad won five of its last seven matches and went unbeaten in eight of the last 10 contests, ranking second in the CCAA with a 0.89 goals against average.
During his second season at UCSD in 2009, the Tritons proved to be a gritty squad - evident by the fact that 18 of the team’s 20 games were decided by one score or ended in a draw. The team concluded the year with a 7-9-4 overall record, including a 4-9-3 conference mark.
In his first year at the helm in 2008, Pascale led the Tritons to a 10-6-2 overall record, the squad’s best finish since 2005. UCSD men’s soccer ran off five consecutive wins to start last season and finished the campaign with a 6-6-2 record in the CCAA, good for fourth place in the South Division.
Pascale, the seventh head coach of the men's program in school history, joined the UCSD family in 2008 after stints with three universities that also place an emphasis on academic and athletic success. He spent the 2006 and 2007 seasons as an assistant coach at Stanford University where he helped put together the 10th-ranked Division I recruiting class in the nation during 2007.
That position was preceded by five years at Georgetown University where he was the associate head coach for the Hoyas. Prior to his time in the D.C. area, Pascale was an assistant coach at the University of Pennsylvania for three seasons.
A former college player at American University, Pascale also has head coaching experience at various levels, including the New Jersey Olympic Development Program, the Bowie Lightning Soccer Club (Bowie, Md.), the Voorhees Soccer Club (Voorhees, N.J.), the Palo Alto Soccer Club and the Stanford University Men’s Club Team.
He is a 1998 graduate of American University, earning a Bachelor of Arts and Science in Elementary Education during his four years on the Washington D.C. campus.
Head Coach Women's Soccer
Coach McManus enters his 26th season with the UC San Diego Women's Soccer team in 2012. McManus has an all-time record of 417-64-38 in his 25 years on the La Jolla campus.
Brian McManus wrapped up his 25th season as head coach of the UC San Diego women’s soccer team in the Fall of 2011. Widely regarded as one of the best women’s soccer coaches at any collegiate level, McManus has racked up the sixth-highest win percentage in NCAA women’s soccer history, winning 84.3 percent of his games through the 2011 campaign.
UCSD went undefeated during its first 12 games (8-0-4) of 2011, its longest such streak since 1994. The Tritons went on to capture their 10th CCAA South title in school history with a 12-1-3 conference record. McManus earned CCAA Coach of the Year for the fifth time in his career and NSCAA West Region Coach of the Year for the second consecutive season. Ranked No. 1 in the West Region for the NCAA Tournament, the Tritons were downed by Chico State 1-0 in the second round. UCSD finished the year ranked 19th in the nation with a 13-3-4 overall mark. The team earned the NSCAA All-Academic Team Award with a 3.22 overall GPA.
McManus led the 2010 UCSD squad to its most wins since 2006 (19-3-3) and its first national championship match since 2001, advancing to the NCAA Division II Final Four with upset wins over No. 9 Seattle Pacific and No. 8 St. Edward's. The Tritons defeated undefeated No. 1 St. Rose in the national semifinals before falling to No. 5 Grand Valley State in the national championship match. The Tritons did not lose a match between September 19 and November 5 and they rattled of 10 consecutive victories throughout October.
After leading his 10th UCSD team to a Final Four, McManus was named NSCAA West Region Coach of the Year. In addition, the NCAA honored McManus as coach of the Division III Women's Soccer 25th Anniversary Team. He compiled a 230-28-19 record in 13 seasons at the DIII level while winning five national championships and nine regional titles.
The 2009 Tritons advanced to the West Region championship for the first time since 2006 and finished with a 15-5-2 record. Through the campaign, the Tritons played freshmen and sophomores at 10 of the 11 starting spots. Although UCSD ultimately fell to in penalty kicks to Cal State Dominguez Hills, the Tritons were able to host the first, second, third and quarterfinal rounds of the NCAA postseason.
During 2008, the Tritons earned an automatic berth into the NCAA postseason after winning the CCAA Championship on their home field. With a loss in the second round of the West Regional against fourth-ranked Seattle Pacific, UCSD ended its season at 15-4-4.
In 2007, the Tritons won their eighth-straight CCAA South Division title with a 9-2-2 league mark, earning another berth into the NCAA tournament.
The 2006 campaign, during which McManus was named CCAA Coach of the Year, witnessed the Tritons repeat at league champions after UCSD posted a 13-1-2 mark during the regular season, winning its seventh-straight CCAA South Division title as McManus was named the CCAA Coach of the Year.
McManus guided his squad to another CCAA crown in 2005 with a 4-3 victory over Cal State Dominguez Hills on Nov. 6.
In 2004 his team won its fifth-straight CCAA South Division title before falling in the semifinals of the CCAA Championships, while in 2003 he guided the Tritons to a fourth-consecutive CCAA title.
After consecutive national titles in UCSD’s first two years at the NCAA Division II level, McManus led his squad to a third-straight conference crown, and an appearance in the Division II Far West Region Final in 2002.
Through 10 years of Division II and CCAA competition, McManus’ Tritons have won the CCAA South Division 10 times and the CCAA Championship on six occassions. His squads have qualified for the NCAA Far West Region 10 times and the NCAA Championship game three times, winning twice. Triton Soccer Stadium played host to the CCAA Championship and each round of the NCAA Tournament in 2001, with standing-room-only stadium record crowds for the National Semifinals and National Championship.
McManus has led the Tritons to a total of five NCAA Division III National Championships, including a title in 1999, their final season at the Division III level. Under his direction in Division III, UCSD was the only team in the nation to participate in every NCAA Tournament since 1986. In all, the Tritons were crowned NCAA Regional Champions nine times and National Champions five. Remarkably, UCSD lost just one regular-season game to a Division III opponent in the school’s history.
In 2002, McManus’ squad produced two All-American, four All-West Region and five All-CCAA selections, including the CCAA Freshman of the Year in defender Heather Szafraniec. The 2005 team boasted the CCAA Player of the Year and an NSCAA/adidas All-American in Megan Dickey, along with five All-CCAA and three more NSCAA All-Far West Region honorees.
A three-time NCAA Division III National Coach of the Year honoree, McManus was the NCAA Division II National Coach of the Year in 2001 and the West Region and CCAA Coach of the Year in 2000, 2001 2003, 2010 and 2011. He has also received UCSD’s Excellence in Coaching Award a total of three times, in 2001, 1998 and 1996.
McManus, who came to UCSD as an assistant coach in 1986, is a native of Scotland. He played professionally for Raith Rovers and Aberdeen and spent 11 years as a semi-professional player and coach. He also coached semi-pro soccer in Los Angeles, and previously coached the boy’s team at Torrey Pines High School.
Assistant Coach Women's Soccer
Kristin Jones is in her eighth year as an assistant coach for the program she spent four years playing for. She was promoted to the top assistant coach prior to the start of the 2006 campaign. Jones assists with all aspects of the program including scheduling, recruiting, budgets, camps and travel.
A two-time All-American at UCSD, Jones accumulated 81 points in her four-year career between 2000 and 2003. As a senior she was named the California Collegiate Athletic Association Player of the Year after posting 10 goals and 12 assists and leading the Tritons to their fourth-straight CCAA Championships and their third appearance at the NCAA Division II Women’s Soccer Final Four.
Jones also assists UCSD women’s soccer head coach Brian McManus with the organization of the La Jolla Nomads Soccer Club. In her sixth season with the Nomads, Jones was promoted to Assistant Director of the Girls Program in 2008.
A 2004 graduate from UCSD, Jones earned her degree in Human Development.
Assistant Coach Men's Soccer
Ryan Hernandez is in his fourth season as assistant coach for the UCSD men’s soccer team in 2011. Hernandez assists head coach Jon Pascale with on-field coaching, recruiting, summer camps and off-season training programs.
Before coming to UCSD, Hernandez spent the 2007 season as an assistant coach at Orange Coast College. The Pirates finished with an 8-8-6 record, narrowly missing the Orange Empire Conference postseason. Prior to joining the staff at OCC, Hernandez spent seven years as a coach at Newport Harbor High School.
As a player, Hernandez was a three-year varsity starter for Newport Harbor High School and captained the squad in 1999 to a successful season. His career at OCC was cut short after one year due to a recurring back injury.
After getting his associate’s degree from Orange Coast College in 2004, Hernandez earned a B.A. in Communications from Cal State Fullerton in 2007.