UCSC is losing the piece that makes athletics work. The athletic department has been struggling for years with a coaching staff that remains inconsistent.
The UC Santa Cruz men’s soccer team is out to prove the adage that numbers don’t lie. With an 8-0-1 record they’re well on their way to proving that they deserve their current ranking as the fourth-best Division III team in the nation, according to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).
Although some people may not like to admit it, the old adage “Money makes the world go ‘round” continues to ring true. The latest case-in-point is UC Santa Cruz women’s head basketball coach Nikki Turner, who after five years at UCSC is bidding adieu to Monterey Bay in favor of a head assistant coaching position [...]
In the topsy-turvy world of sports, winning often seems to be everything. The question then becomes how to build a consistently winning program in order to avoid losses.
Alan Cima has been the head coach of the UC Santa Cruz men’s water polo team and the co-head coach of the women’s team for the past nine years.
Despite his laid-back demeanor, a more careful look makes clear the strain Cima has endured, both personally and professionally, in the face of a dying UCSC water polo program. Though visibly agitated as he discussed OPERS management, Cima has worked hard to remain even-tempered and calm as he watches the program he loves fade away.
In his office, lined with the All-American certificates of past water polo players, Cima sat down with City on a Hill Press to discuss the negative consequences facing water polo and other UCSC athletics due to recent budget cuts.
The UC Santa Cruz soccer program is living out the Beatles’ “Hello Goodbye” dichotomy as they simultaneously bid farewell to and welcome in familiar faces to the men’s and women’s head coaching positions.