Nov. 26, 2013
DAVIS, Calif. - - Maryclaire Robinson, who reached her milestone 200th career victory this season and stands as UC Davis' all-time winningest women's soccer coach, will step away from the coaching sidelines after 22 seasons leading the Aggies, it was announced.
Robinson amassed an overall record of 201-169-34 during her tenure, leading UC Davis to championships in the Northern California Athletic Conference and the California Collegiate Athletic Association, and also a memorable run to the 2002 NCAA Div. II quarterfinals.
The Aggies advanced to the 2011 Big West Championship semifinals and finished with 11 wins, the most during their Div. I era. Robinson was named the conference's coach of the year. Her teams have also been repeatedly honored by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America with team academic awards.
"We want to thank Maryclaire for more than two decades of dedication to UC Davis Athletics," said Terry Tumey, Director of Athletics. "She has led our program through several conference changes and its transition to Div. I, and we're appreciative of her efforts."
Robinson said she's looking forward to spending more time with her family which includes two young daughters, Teaghan and Piper.
"I've spent a lot of time working with other people's children, helping them develop into successful adults, but now it's time for me to devote my time and energy to my own kids," Robinson said. "I'm looking forward to the opportunity to step away and spend more time with my family."
Robinson, who said she will likely return to coaching in the future, joined UC Davis in 1992 and immediately made her mark by leading the Aggies to 10 wins. She had eight consecutive seasons with double-digit wins (1995-2002) as the Aggies made four postseason appearances in the CCAA Tournament while earning two NCAA berths. UC Davis finished 6-9-3 this season.
Tumey said a national search for a new head coach will begin soon.