, who coached the USA to the women's soccer gold medal at the 2004 Olympics, has quit her coach as women's coach at UC Irvine after only
one season to accept a position with the U.S. Olympic Committee.
Heinrichs' decision to take the Anteater job last season was a surprise, and she was unable to turn around the program.
UCI went 3-13-1 after going 2-13-1 in 2005.
Heinrichs will become the Team Leader of Team and Technical Sports, a newly created position in the USOC's Sports Performance Service
"The timing of leaving UCI is terrible and I didn't fulfill my commitment, but the USOC job allows me to transition into the next phase of my career," Heinrichs said. "The
decision is indicative of me and not a reflection of UC Irvine."