Ali Khosroshahin
    Ali  Khosroshahin

    Head Coach

    Cal State Los Angeles 1994


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    Ali Khosroshahin enters his seventh season at the helm of the USC women's soccer program, having guided the Women of Troy to a National Championship in his first season and to NCAA appearances in four of the past six years.

    In 2007, Khosroshahin became the first coach to win the national title in his first season with his program, and accumulated a number of other firsts for himself and the Trojans. After leading USC to the first NCAA title for the program and for the Pac-10, Khosroshahin was named the National Coach of the Year by the NSCAA, SoccerBuzz and Soccer America. Also named the SoccerBuzz West Region Coach of the Year, Khosroshahin had garnered a career-best win total with USC's 20-3-2 overall record in 2007.

    In 2008, Khosroshahin (pronounced ho-SRO-sha-HEEN) guided the Trojans into the NCAA Tournament once again, reaching the NCAA Third Round and finishing with a 16-5-2 overall record. Khosroshahin's 2009 and 2010 Trojans also reached the NCAA Tournament, appearing in the First Round in 2009 and the Second Round in 2010, where USC fell to eventual champion Notre Dame.

    His overall coaching career record now stands at 150-83-19 (.633) with a 74-43-13 (.619) mark in six seasons at USC. In his 12 seasons as a head coach, Khosroshahin's teams have made a combined seven NCAA appearances, including USC's four straight trips in his first four seasons at Troy.

    Khosroshahin also coaches in the Olympic Development Program as the assistant coach for the Cal South `96 born girls.

    In the summer of 2012, he saw three of his former players compete for their respective countries at the 2012 Women's World Cup. U.S. Olympic gold-medalist Amy Rodriguez was a member of the World Cup champion Team USA squad, while Marlene Sandoval competed for Mexico and Karen Bardsley played for England.

    In summer 2008, Khosroshahin traveled to Africa to participate in workshops supporting the Sport for Social Change Initiative, which is working to establish a network for organizations promoting the development of girls soccer programs in Kenya. Also, as assistant coach of the Under-17 Mexican National Team, Khosroshahin was in Trinidad & Tobago to coach Mexico at the CONCACAF qualifying tournament for the 2008 FIFA Under-17 Women's World Cup.

    Khosroshahin came to Troy after spending six years as the head women's coach at Cal State Fullerton. While coaching the Titans, he was honored as the Big West Coach of the Year three times, as he guided the team to three NCAA Tournament appearances. The Titans had winning seasons in each of Khoroshahin's six years there (2001-2006).

    Khosroshahin recorded a number of milestones during his time at Cal State Fullerton after taking over a fledgling program that had posted winning records only twice in its previous eight-year history. He won 64.8% of his matches (76-40-6), including a 34-13-3 (71.0%) league mark. His 76 overall wins and 34 Big West victories were more than the school had totaled in either category before he took over.

    Before taking over at Cal State Fullerton, he was an assistant with the Titans' women's and men's programs for four years (1997-2000).

    He began his coaching career in 1992 as the boys varsity head coach at Canyon High in Anaheim (Calif.), where he was the Century League Coach of the Year in 1993. He then was the girls varsity head coach at San Marino (Calif.) High in 1994.

    He broke into the collegiate ranks in 1994, serving as a graduate assistant with the men's team at his alma mater, Cal State Los Angeles. He then became a full-time women's and men's assistant there for three seasons (1995-97).

    Khosroshahin also has coached at the international level. He was an assistant with Mexico during the 1999 Women's World Cup, was on the staff of Mexico's U-19 Women's National Program in 2004 and the U-20 squad in 2005 and helped the Mexican women's team prepare for the 2004 Olympics. He also assisted during the U.S. Women's Indoor Soccer Victory Tour following their 1999 Women's World Cup title and even coached the U.S. National team during a match.

    Khosroshahin was a two-year (1989-90) letterman at Cal State Fullerton before transferring to Cal State Los Angeles for his final two seasons (1991-92). He played two years (1995-96) with the Standard Falcons and then 1997 with the Valley Eagles in the United Systems of Independent Soccer Leagues (USISL). He has his "A" coaching license, with the U.S. Soccer Federation.

    Born Feb. 26, 1970, Khosroshahin received his bachelor's degree in business administration (marketing management emphasis) from Cal State Los Angeles in 1994. He and his wife Allison reside in Los Angeles.