Jeff Baicher
Jeff Baicher
Title: Volunteer Assistant Coach
Phone: 554-4003
Year: 7th Season as SCU Coach
College: Santa Clara '91

After a successful 10-year professional career that included extended playing time with the U.S. National Team, the 2012 season marked the sixth year former Bronco Jeff Baicher has served as a volunteer assistant coach at his alma mater.

Baicher has helped his former teammate, Cameron Rast, lead the Broncos to a pair of WCC Championships (2007 & 2010) as a coach.

At SCU he was named the 1989 WCC Offensive MVP of the Year, honored as a two-time All-WCC first team player and was voted the MVP of the 1989 Final Four when the Broncos won the NCAA title. He also received an All-American award in 1990. He still holds the school record for career assists with 37 and the single season record with 20 assists. He is No. 5 all-time in points scored with 67.

He received a bachelor's degree in communication at Santa Clara in 1991.

In 1991 Baicher signed his first pro contract with the San Francisco Bay Blackhawks (APSL). Shortly after his first pro-season he was sent on loan to play overseas in Manchester, England for the Manchester United Reserves. He continued to play professionally and was selected in the MLS Draft In 1996. He joined the MLS Clash (now the San Jose Earthquakes), where he played until 2000. While with the Clash he was named the player of the week 10 times. He was then traded to the New England Revolution and the following year he went to the Kansas City Wiz. All told, he played six years in the MLS.

He joined the Force Soccer Club in 2004 as both a coach and the Boys Coaching Director; and he was named the president of the club in 2006. Prior to coming to SCU, he attended Foothill Junior College where they won the state championship and he was awarded Junior College All- American honors. Baicher played soccer in the Santa Clara County area for the Sunnyvale United Soccer club beginning at an early age.

Baicher resides in Campbell, Calif., with his wife, Dana, and their two daughters, Sarah and Emily.