His role on the team will consist primarily of recruiting and the day to day affairs of the program. His background in the professional world and his experience of going through the Santa Clara program as a former student-athlete will play key roles in his new assignment as coach.
Bazan spent his time on the Mission Campus playing soccer from 1988-1990. He was a member of the 1989 undefeated National Championship squad that was captained by current head coach Cameron Rast, and protected in goal by current goalkeeper coach Eric Yamamoto. The team finished the greatest year in Santa Clara men's soccer history with a 20-0-3 record under the guidance of future U.S. National Team coach, Steve Sampson.
A 1991 Mechanical Engineering graduate of Santa Clara, Bazan has spent the majority of his adult life working in the high tech field. Following graduation he went to work for Bank of America and then moved on to a start-up company called Corelink in the mid-90's. After working for the Isys Group for a short time, the company that bought out Corelink, he moved on to work for Skills Village and PeopleSoft.
Bazan's coaching career began in 1991 when he was an assistant coach for Amador High School in Pleasanton, Calif. He also spent time coaching in the youth leagues, helping produce future Santa Clara stars such as Jason Annichero who went on to earn First Team All-WCC honors in 1995 and '96.
He spent the mid-90's playing in a semi-professional soccer league for Santa Clara Sporting. His wife of three years, Kristine, is also a Santa Clara alum who ran cross country during her time in college. The two currently reside in San Jose.