Curtis McAlister joined the Santa Clara Bronco coaching staff in January 2003 and completed his ninth season on the Mission Campus in 2011. He serves as recruiting coordinator and works with the goalkeepers.
As a proven recruiter and coach, McAlister has helped the Broncos win 107 matches in eight seasons, qualify for seven NCAA tournaments, win 14 NCAA tournament matches and advance all the way to the Final Four in 2004.
A native of Modesto, Calif., McAlister came from Washington State University, where he spent four years working with all aspects of the program including being the recruiting coordinator. The Cougars achieved the program's best finish ever in the Pacific-10 Conference (third) and their highest-ever national ranking (19th).
In addition to being a USSF licensed coach, McAlister brings seven years of professional playing experience to the Bronco program (1991-97), and in 1995, he was a member of the U.S. National Futsal Team. He was also a member of the Major Soccer League champion San Diego Sockers in 1992.
Between 1991 and `94, McAlister spent his off-season coaching goalkeepers on both the men's and women's teams San Diego State University. He also served as head coach for a variety of youth club teams during his time as a professional player. Since 1997, McAlister has been a summer camp instructor at Santa Clara.
McAlister has also served as the head goalkeeper coach for the Olympic Development Program West Region and as an assistant with U.S. Soccer National Youth Teams.
McAlister, a 1991 graduate of San Diego State with a bachelor's degree in economics, earned three varsity letters with the Aztecs. He played his freshman year at Fresno State in 1986 before transferring to SDSU. That year, the Bulldogs lost to Akron, 1-0, in the NCAA Division I College Cup semifinal.