USC Women's Soccer Coach Ali Khosroshahin Terminated|
Nov. 8, 2013
USC women's soccer head coach Ali Khosroshahin has been relieved of his duties, Trojan athletic director Pat Haden announced today (Nov. 8).
Khosroshahin just concluded his seventh season guiding the Women of Troy. After leading USC to the NCAA title in his 2007 debut season and then to NCAA Tournament appearances in the next 3 seasons, the Women of Troy finished with sub-.500 records in each of the past 3 seasons. USC was 8-10-2 in the just-concluded 2013 campaign and went 3-7-1 in Pac-12 play for an 11th place finish.
His overall record at USC was 82-53-15, but just 21-33-5 in the last 3 years. In Pac-12 play, he was 30-31-8 and his teams did not place higher than sixth the last 3 seasons.
"We wish Ali well and thank him for his dedicated service in bringing the first NCAA women's soccer title to USC and to the Pac-12 in 2007," said Haden. "But based on the past few years, we felt it was time to go in a new direction. We need to reinvigorate our program and get back to contending for NCAA and conference championships."
Said Khosroshahin: "I would like to thank USC for the privilege and opportunity to lead the women's soccer program, and I wish them all the best in the future. It was tremendous to be part of the Trojan Family."
Haden said USC will begin a national search for Khosroshahin's replacement.