|Position:||Associate Head Coach|
Kai Edwards is in his second season with the UCSB women's soccer program, his first as Associate Head Coach. He spent 2007 as Paul Stumpf's top assistant coach. Edwards serves as the Gauchos' recruiting coordinator and he played an instrumental role in UCSB's 2008 recruiting class which was ranked 38th in the nation by Soccer Buzz Magazine, the highest in program history. The affable Edwards came to UCSB in the spring of 2007 after spending one season at Sonoma State, where he helped guide the Seawolves to a 12-6-3 record and a spot in the California Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament in 2006. Prior to his one season as an assistant at Sonoma, Edwards spent two years as an assistant at Western Washington. He has also been involved as a coach with the Region IV Olympic Development Program. He has his USSF "A" license and also his NSCAA Advanced Regional Diploma. An offensive-minded coach, each team Edwards has coached has increased its goals per game average each year of his tenure. Edwards, a graduate of Sonoma State, played two seasons for the Seawolves. As a senior in 2003, he scored five goals and four assists. In 2002, he was a member of Sonoma State's NCAA Division II Championship team. Prior to his two years at Sonoma, Edwards spent two years at San Francisco State where he was a team captain. As a high school player at Rolling Hills Prep in San Pedro, Calif., he was a First Team All-State choice, once scored 11 goals in a single match and still holds record for goals in a game, season and career. Professionally, he played for the Seattle Sounders Select team, Surrey United in Canada and semi-pro for the Bellingham Blaze indoor team. Edwards also competed on the U.S. National Tae Kwon Do team.