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Lesle Gallimore
Position: Head Coach
Hometown: Redondo Beach, Calif.
High School: South Torrance (1981)
Alma Mater: California ('86)
Experience: 21 Years
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"I came to Washington and have stayed at Washington because it provides student-athletes with the opportunity to experience the best of everything and succeed in all areas of their lives."

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At Washington

  • Started in 1994 at UW, completed her 22nd season with the Huskies - the longest tenure of any coach in the Pac-12
  • Has a record of 263-203-48 at UW, 295-229-57 in her college coaching career
  • Won her 200th game with UW UNC Greensboro on August 25 in a game played in Hawai’i.
  • Appeared in 14 NCAA tournaments, twice having advanced as far as the quarterfinals
  • Won a Pac-10 Championship in 2000
  • Coached Hope Solo and Tina Ellertson (Frimpong), both with ties to the U.S. WNT, as well as Kate Deines and Veronica Perez, with all four playing in the NWSL
  • Named 2000 Pac-10 Coach of the Year by her conference colleagues
  • Also in 2000, received the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) West Region Coach of the Year award
  • Voted the National Coach of the Year in a Soccer Buzz coaches poll
  • Cosen to serve as an assistant coach on April Heinrich's U.S. National Team staff for the Algarve Cup in Portugal during March of 2001
  • 1994 West Region Coach of the Year by the NSCAA and Umbro
  • In 2014, guided the Huskies to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament (4th appearance in school history) and a final NCAA RPI ranking of #15 in the country
  • In 2014 also served as a member of the U23 US Soccer Women’s National Team Coaching staff

Previous/Other Coaching Experience

  • Served as head coach of the West Team for the U.S. Olympic Sports Festival in both 1994 and 1995 and as the head coach of the Region IV Olympic Development Program
  • Began her coaching career at San Diego State where she compiled a 32-25-9 record in four years
  • Four-time All-American at California (1982-85)
  • Led the Golden Bears to the national playoffs three out of her four seasons
  • Named the school's 1976-86 Athlete of the Decade
  • Served as an assistant at California from 1986 through 1989
  • Helped the Golden Bears reach the NCAA soccer Final Four twice, in 1987 and 1988
  • Obtained her United States Soccer Federation "A" License, the highest coaching license available, in 1993
  • Was the Region IV Olympic Development head girl's coach for six years
  • Coached the U.S. U-19 National Team to a second-place finish in the inaugural USYS/adidas Cup
  • Has been a national staff coach for the NSCAA since 1995
  • Served on the NCAA National Committee for Division I Women's Championships
  • Was an at-large representative to the Board of Directors of the NSCAA

Playing Career

  • Four-time All-American at Cal from 1982-86
  • Reached the Final Four in 1984


  • Native of Redondo Beach, Calif., currently lives in Seattle
  • Has a 20 year-old son, Zachary, that is a Lance coporal in the U.S. Marine Corp, stationed in Okinawa and is recently married to Elhiany
  • Graduate from California in 1986 with a degree in psychology
  • Graduated in 1981 from South Torrance High School
Washington Coaching Statistics (1994-2013)
Year Record Highlights
1994 13-6-2 NCAA second round
1995 12-8-0 NCAA second round
1996 12-8-0 NCAA Tournament
1997 7-12-0 Played four top-10 teams
1998 10-9-1 NCAA Tournament
1999 8-8-2 Played five top-12 teams
2000 18-3-0 Pac-10 Champion; NCAA Sweet 16
2001 13-5-2 NCAA second round
2002 9-8-3 Played seven top-10 teams
2003 11-7-3 NCAA Tournament
2004 17-5-1 NCAA quarterfinals
2005 0-17-3 Played both NCAA finalists
2006 7-12-1 Won Ohana Hotels tournament
2007 5-13-1 Played six ranked opponents
2008 15-6-1 NCAA Second Round
2009 12-6-4 NCAA Second Round
2010 13-9-2 NCAA Elite 8
2011 7-8-5 Tied two ranked teams
2012 10-8-3 NCAA First Round
2013 7-9-4 Tied at National Champ UCLA
2014 14-7-2 NCAA Sweet Sixteen
2015 12-7-2 NCAA First Round
Totals 263-203-48 14 NCAA Tournament appearances
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