Head Coach - USSF
- Years at CLU23
- Alma MaterArizona State ('84)
- Record 236-208-28
In 2016, Dan Kuntz returned to the helm of the men's soccer program for his 23rd season. He is currently the longest tenured fall sports head coach.
Kuntz guided the Kingsmen to new heights in 2013, capturing the program's first SCIAC Post Season Tournament Championship and appeared in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 15 years.
In 2012, Kuntz surpassed 200 victories as a head coach for CLU men's soccer.
Under his reign the men's soccer program has earned seven SCIAC titles as well as NCAA postseason appearances.
As head coach of the women's program from 1993-2004, the Regals won eight straight SCIAC titles and have one of the longest conference win streaks in women's soccer history.
In addition to his coaching duties, Kuntz was named CLU's Director of Athletics in 2005, one year after he was selected to the position on an interim basis.
Kuntz has spent time as a member of the NCAA men's and women's soccer regional advisory committees, the chair of the NCAA West Region Championship Committee, and has chaired the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Far West Senior Women's Regional All-America Committee.
He was named NSCAA Far West Region Coach of the Year for women's soccer in 1996, 1997 and 1998.
Born and raised in Arizona, he later became an instructor in the Arizona Soccer Association coaches education program. In both Arizona and California he worked with the California Youth Soccer Association (CYSA) Olympic Development Program (ODP) and won two CYSA-South state titles.
Kuntz showed success early coaching Westwood (AZ) High School to a Fiesta Bowl Soccer Classic Championship in 1986 and runner-up in 1987.
In 1984, he obtained his United States Soccer Federation (USSF) "A" license; Kuntz also possesses a USSF "B", "C", and US Youth Soccer Association (USYSA) National Youth License.
A founding member of the Latino Soccer Coaches Association of America, Kuntz is also a member of the USSF, NSCAA, and US Soccer Coaches Association.
A 1984 graduate of Arizona State with a degree in telecommunications and broadcast station management, Kuntz holds a master's degree in educational technology with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction (2005) and a educational doctorate degree in higher education leadership (2011), both earned at Cal Lutheran.
Kuntz and his wife, Nora, also an ASU graduate, and their son, Danny, make their home in Thousand Oaks.