June 18, 2002
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - On Wednesday, Santa Clara men's soccer coach Cameron Rast will be making a special visit to ESPN.com to chat about the World Cup and soccer in general.
Rast became only the sixth head coach in the storied tradition of men's soccer at Santa Clara University on May 24th, taking over for his mentor and collegiate coach Mitch Murray.
A 1992 graduate of Santa Clara University, Rast was a two-time All-American sweeper for the Broncos. He earned a piece of Santa Clara's 1989 co-national championship and played a key role in leading the Broncos to the 1991 NCAA championship game. During his four-year career at Santa Clara, the Broncos compiled a 57-4-11 record. As a sophomore in 1989, he earned his first All-America selection, scoring a career-high 30 points on 11 goals as Santa Clara finished with a 20-0-3 record, the nation's top ranking and a share of the NCAA title.
Rast also made an impact on the international scene, helping the United States team to a gold medal at the 1991 Pan-American Games in Havana, Cuba, and served as the captain of the 1992 U.S. Olympic Team in Barcelona, Spain. He also played in the 1993 World University Games in Buffalo, N.Y., and was a member of the U.S. Under-20 team that reached the semifinals of the 1989 Youth World Cup in Saudi Arabia.
In the spring of 1997, Rast was named an assistant coach with the U.S. Under-17 National team, helping guide the squad to a fourth-place finish in the 1999 U-17 World Cup in New Zealand. He currently serves the sport with his participation as an executive member of U.S. Soccer's Board of Directors.
While Rast will not be stopping by until 10:30 a.m. PT on Wednesday, feel free to submit your questions early, CLICKING HERE and we'll save them for his arrival.