Question of the Week for March 10, 2008
Release: Tuesday 09/04/2007 
by UCSD
UCSD Director of Athletics Earl W. Edwards.
UCSD Director of Athletics...
Courtesy: UCSD

How has last year’s passage of the Athletic Fee Referendum effected the hiring of coaches?

 

Earl Edwards—It’s really had a profound effect. The history of outstanding coaches has been one of the critical elements of our overall programmatic success. Before the passage of the referendum, I think we were in jeopardy of seeing the quality of coaching slip because we were simply not competitive in the market financially.

 

Since last winter, we’ve had three head coaching hires—Chris Carlson (men’s basketball), Charity Elliott (women’s basketball) & Jon Pascale (men’s soccer)—and all three are top caliber coaches who came from Division I programs—UCLA, Portland State & Stanford—with broad coaching and recruiting experience.

 

As you can see by the fact that the men’s basketball team won the CCAA Tournament, the women had 25 wins and for the first time, both earned berths in the NCAA Division II Tournament, the results of those hiring processes are already paying off.

 

I’m not sure we would have been able to hire any of those three without the passage of the referendum.



 

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October 5, 2005

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Swimming & Diving vs. Boise State (W)/San Diego State (W)/UC Davis (W)
2:00 PM
UC San Diego (Canyonview Aquatic Center)
M Soccer vs. Cal State L.A.
1 - 0 (W)
UC San Diego
M Water Polo vs. Concordia University (Irvine)
15 - 4 (W)
UC San Diego (Canyonview Aquatic Center)
W Soccer vs. Cal State L.A.
3 - 0 (W)
UC San Diego
W Volleyball vs. Humboldt State
3 - 0 (W)
UC San Diego (RIMAC Arena)
Saturday, October 20
Swimming & Diving vs. Blue vs. Gold (exhibition)
7:00 AM
UC San Diego (Canyonview Aquatic Center)
Cross Country vs. Triton Classic
8:00 AM
UC San Diego
Swimming & Diving at Lancer Dive Invite
10:00 AM
Riverside (California Baptist)
W Volleyball vs. Sonoma State
7:00 PM
UC San Diego (RIMAC Arena)
Sunday, October 21
Fencing vs. San Diego Open
9:00 AM
UC San Diego (Main Gym)
M Soccer vs. Cal State Dominguez Hills
11:30 AM
UC San Diego
W Soccer vs. Cal State Dominguez Hills
2:00 PM
UC San Diego
Monday, October 22
M Golf at Day One
8:00 AM
Seaside (Bayonet-Blackhorse)
Tuesday, October 23
M Golf at Day Two
8:00 AM
Seaside (Bayonet-Blackhorse)
Wednesday, October 24
M Tennis at Southern California Intercollegiate Championships
All Day
Los Angeles (USC Marks Tennis Stadium)
Diversity and Inclusion