Third-year assistant coach Gabriel Bolton provides a strong soccer background to the Ute program, coaching the sport for nine years at the high school, club, Olympic Development and collegiate levels. He has helped direct Utah to two of the most successful seasons in its history the past two years.
Before coming to the U., Bolton directed Cal State-Stanislaus, a fourth-year NCAA Division II program, to an 11-8-1 overall finish in 2001. In the three years prior to his arrival, the program tallied just a 7-48-1 record. CSUS ranked as the fourth-most improved women's soccer program in the nation by the NCAA at the conclusion of the year. Bolton coached three all-conference players at Stanislaus, including regional All-American Kara Maloney.
In 2000, Bolton served as an assistant coach with Manning for the Cal North State Team, which represented Northern California at the U.S. Regionals. From 1998-2001, Bolton was the head coach at Sierra College. After starting the program in '98, he led the team to a 41-16-11 record in three seasons and was named Bay Valley Conference Coach of the Year in '99.
Bolton was a head coach for the San Juan Soccer Club from 1996-2001. His teams went 212-54-27 during his five-year tenure. From 1995-98, Bolton directed the varsity girls' soccer team at Bella Vista High School to a 50-12-13 record highlighted by a Capital Athletic League Championship in '96.
A political science product of UC Davis in '94, Bolton moved on to gain his law degree from the University of Pacific's McGeorge School of Law. Bolton, 32, hails from Claremont, Calif. He is married to the former Kathy Koumjian.