UC Davis hosts Cal State Fullerton in the first round of the Big West Conference Tournament on Saturday at 1 p.m.
Early challenge for the top spot as Aggies and Mustangs clash before Causeway clash with the Hornets
First of two meetings with perennial power sees Aggies tied for first atop the division standings
UC Davis finishes play against the South Division with matches against No. 11 Anteaters, Matadors
Unbeaten Aggies welcome Cal State Fullerton and UC Riverside to Northern California.
Before his return to UC Davis, Mild helped transform Cal State Stanislaus into a competitive program in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). Mild's efforts culminated in 2006 with an appearance in the CCAA Championship tournament. That year's team finished with an overall mark of 10-9-2, its best record since 1991. Overall, Mild coached 11 all-conference selections and boasted the program's first-ever all-region honorees.
Mild previously served as the top assistant coach at UC Davis from 1997-2001. That period was highlighted in 1999 when the team won a school-record 16 games and qualified for the NCAA Division II playoffs for the first time in 23 years. That team won the West Region championship and set a school mark with 13 consecutive victories.
During his playing career Mild competed for Dwayne Shaffer at Santa Rosa Junior College where he earned all-conference honors. He finished his career at Humboldt State and was a member of the Lumberjack's 1994 squad that won a Northern California Athletic Conference (NCAC) title. Mild earned all-conference and All-West Region distinction that season.
Mild graduated from Humboldt State in 1996 with a degree in kinesiology. He earned a master's degree in kinesiology from Sacramento State in 2002. In addition, he holds a United States Soccer Federation "A" license.
His wife Amy is a former UC Davis women's soccer player. They have two children, Tessa and Grayson.