Emily Scheese
Emily Scheese
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 831-459-3362
Email: wmsoccer@ucsc.edu
Fax: 831-459-4070

Emily began her post as head coach of UCSC Women’s Soccer in winter of 2012. Prior to 
becoming head coach, Emily served as assistant coach to the program from 2008-2012. As head 
coach she has guided the Slugs to three consecutive winning seasons from 2012 to 2014. She 
was awarded Division III Association of Independents Coach of the Year Honors in back-to-
back years of 2013 and 2014. In all three years of the program under her tenure thus far, her team 
has garnered the NSCAA All-Academic Team Award. This past year the team boasted a 
cumulative GPA of 3.34, the highest across all UC Women’s Soccer Programs in the UC system. 
The team also produced three NSCAA All-West Region scholars in 2014. On the field Emily’s 
players garnered many DIII Association of Independents honors on the first and second teams as 
well as the Defender of the Year.  

As a former player at UC San Diego on the highly successful women’s squad during her 
undergraduate career, Emily was part of three NCAA Division III National Championship title 
teams in 1996, 1997 and 1999, including UCSD’s final D3 National Title in her senior year, 
prior to UCSD’s move to DII. As an outside left back, her record as a player at UCSD was 72-7-

Off the UCSC campus and in the community, Emily is currently involved with player 
development at the competitive youth level in Santa Cruz, serving as a trainer and head coach 
with the Aptos Tide Soccer Club and as the Head Varsity Girls Soccer Coach at Harbor High 
School in the Santa Cruz County Athletic League. She directs the winter and spring skills clinics 
for ASC and also co-directs the summer youth Nike Soccer Camps held at UC Santa Cruz. She 
holds her USSF National D diploma.
Emily is originally from the Los Angeles South Bay area, and after graduating with honors from 
UC San Diego, she pursued graduate studies at UC Santa Cruz as a Slug. She is now a Triton and 
Slug alumna, receiving her Ph.D. in Literature from UC Santa Cruz in 2012. She has served as 
an instructor in the Literature and Writing Departments here at UCSC.