Gunn leaves Charlotte to head Cardinal program

[STANFORD] Less than two weeks after leading Charlotte to the Men's College Cup final, Jeremy Gunn is leaving the 49ers to take the head coaching job at Stanford, filling the position left vacant by the departure of Brett Simon.

Gunn, 40, becomes the 15th coach in the Stanford program's history.

He leaves Charlotte after five seasons at the helm of the 49ers program. Charlotte compiled a 64-26-14 record and won a pair Atlantic-10 titles under Gunn's guidance.

"I am truly honored to accept the position as the new head men's soccer coach at Stanford University," said Gunn. "I am excited to begin a new era of Stanford men's soccer, and am thrilled to be given the opportunity to become a part of one of the most prestigious universities in the world. I am looking forward to the chance to continue to develop and learn from such a successful athletics department, and to interact and work with some of the most respected collegiate coaches in the country."

He had previously coached Fort Lewis, which he led to the 2005 NCAA Division II national championship with a 22-0-1 mark

A 1993 graduate of CSU Bakersfield, Gunn began his coaching career as an assistant at his alma mater, serving on both the men's and women's coaching staffs during his seven-year stint.

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