Head Coach Eric Mild
Eric Mild was named in February 2014 as the eighth Pacific head men’s soccer coach, bringing to Forest Grove nearly two decades of coaching experience at the Division I and Division II levels.
Mild comes to Pacific after 6 years as the top assistant coach at UC Davis, where he helped lead the Aggies in their successful transition to Division I play in his second stint with the program. During his tenure, UC Davis qualified four times for the Big West Tournament and won the conference’s north division in 2012. The Aggies’ 2008 squad qualified for the NCAA Division I College Cup and achieved a top-25 ranking after finishing with a 13-5-4 record.
Prior to returning to UC Davis, Mild spent seven seasons at Division II Can State Stanislaus, developing the team into a competitive program in the California Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAA). Mild’s efforts culminated in 2006 with an appearance in the CCAA Championship tournament. That year’s team finished with a 10-9-2 overall record, its best mark 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 to 2001. That period was highlighted by a 1999 squad that won a school-record 16 matches 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.
Mild began his collegiate playing career at Santa Rosa (Calif.) Junior College where he earned all-conference honors. He finished his career at Division II Humboldt State, earning all-conference and all-region honors while helping lead the Lumberjacks to a Northern California Athletic Conference title.
Mild graduated from Humboldt State in 1996 with a degree in kinesiology. He earned his master’s degree in kinesiology from Sacramento State in 2002. He currently holds a United States Soccer Federation “A” license.
Mild and his wife, Amy (a former UC Davis soccer player), are proud parents of two children, Tessa and Grayson.
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