Head Women's Soccer Coach
Scott Juniper has been the women's soccer head coach at UC Irvine since January 2006. In four seasons at the helm, Juniper put the Anteaters on the national map, leading the program to a historic 19-3-2 season and reaching NCAA Tournament for the first time in history in 2010. Juniper guided UCI to the Sweet Sixteen with victories over Arizona State and Wake Forest, before losing 1-0 in double overtime to the University of Washington at Anteater Stadium. The 2010 team also captured the Big West regular-season title with a record of 8-0-0, the first time that a team has ever been unbeaten and untied in Big West Conference play. The women's soccer team concluded the season ranked No. 14 in the nation and second in California (NSCAA). For his efforts, Juniper was recognized as the 2010 Big West Coach of the Year and NSCAA West Region Coach of the Year.
In the last four years, Juniper has compiled an overall record of 50-26-8. Juniper earned his Bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Bristol (England) in 1998 and went on to receive his Master`s in sport and exercise science from the University of Bath (England) in 2002.
Juniper, S. W. & Mellalieu, S. D. (2003). The Impact of Role States on Team Effectiveness. INSIGHT - The Football Association Coaches Association Journal, 4, Vol. 6, 59-61.
Mellalieu, S. D., & Juniper, S.W. (2006). A Qualitative Investigation into Experiences of the Role Episode in Soccer. The Sport Psychologist, 20, 399-418