Englishman Dennis Storer
, who started the UCLA men's soccer program, passed away at his home in Los Angeles on Saturday after a battle with cancer. He was 75
Storer, who was inducted into the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame in 2006, came to UCLA from Britain in 1966 and began an extraordinarily successful career as a UCLA faculty
member as well as the head coach of the men's soccer and rugby programs.
In soccer, Storer was UCLA's first head coach at the NCAA level. He led his team to a remarkable 103-10-10
record from 1967-73. Although his teams did not field any scholarship players, the Bruins had three NCAA Tournament runner-up finishes, three West Coast championships and five All-Cal titles.
Storer's UCLA rugby teams compiled an outstanding 362-46-2 record against collegiate, major club and international teams during the period of 1966-82 and won three national championships
(1968, 1972, 1975). While at UCLA, Storer also served as the first U.S. national team rugby coach (1976-82).