In a rare occurrence, Stanford’s women’s soccer coach Paul Ratcliffe and new men’s coach Jeremy Gunn were each named National Coach of the Year by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America on Friday.
It was the second award for Gunn—who spent the last five seasons with the Charlotte 49ers and took over the Stanford men’s program on Dec. 21 after the resignation of Bret Simon in November—the 49ers fell to North Carolina in the men’s title match.
Ratcliffe, who led the Cardinal to a 25-0-1 record and the program’s first national title this season, is now a three-time award winner with all three honors coming during Stanford’s four-year stretch of dominance in the sport. Over those four years, the Cardinal was 95-4-4—including 53-0-1 at home—with appearances in the NCAA College Cup in each of those seasons.
- Miles Bennett-Smith