LA Galaxy South Bay is thrilled to announce that Paul Krumpe is the new Boys’ Technical Director for the club. Paul is one of the most celebrated and accomplished players and coaches in US Soccer history.
Paul is currently the head coach of the men’s program at Loyola Marymount University where success has become expected. Finishing his 21st season as a head coach in the collegiate ranks in 2018, all at LMU, Krumpe has guided the Lion soccer program into the national spotlight. Krumpe’s eye for recruiting extremely gifted and talented players continues to show year after year. Krumpe’s ties with the professional ranks have been impressive. Eight former Lions have gone on to play for MLS teams, as Arturo Torres, Andres Murriagui, Michael Erush, Shaun Kalnasy, Kevin Novak, Bobby Burling, Adam Sloustcher and Rafael Baca have all signed to play with MLS programs.
Prior to accepting the Lions’ head coaching position, Krumpe spent three seasons as an assistant at UCLA. As a major contributor to one of the most successful programs in the nation, he helped guide the Bruins to a record of 56-9-1. During those seasons, UCLA made three NCAA regional appearances and won the 1997 national championship. A four-year starter (1982-85) for the Bruins, he was co-captain of the 1985 NCAA Championship team and a two-time All-Far West Region selection. He holds the school record for single-season assists by a defender with 10 in 1985, including the game-winner in the championship game. Upon graduation, Krumpe continued to excel as a player on both the national and international level for the following six years. He was a first-round draft choice and a two-year starter for the Chicago Sting of the MISL from 1986-88. Between 1986-91, he was a member of the U.S. National Team and played in the 1990 World Cup, 1988 Olympics and the 1987 Pan-American Games. During his career with the National Team, he tallied four goals and accounted for six assists in more than 40 international matches.
In addition to his coaching duties at LMU, Krumpe is active in youth soccer. He has directed and coached the LA Galaxy Explorers for the past 5 years and has earned both his US Soccer ‘A” License as well as holding a National Youth ‘A” License…
Please join Paul and the other members of the LA Galaxy South Bay staff for tryouts on the following dates and times as they assemble the next group of exciting young talent at LA Galaxy South Bay:
2012 & 2011: Friday Feb 8 & 15 | 5-6:15pm – Toyota Sports Complex
2010 & 2009: Friday Feb 8 & 15 | 6:30-7:45pm – Toyota Sports Complex
2008 & 2007: Friday Feb 15 & 22 | 5-6:15pm – Toyota Sports Complex
2006 & 2005: Friday Feb 15 & 22 | 6:30-7:45pm – Toyota Sports Complex
PLEASE NOTE: All boys tryouts will take place at Toyota Sports Complex, 555 Maple Ave, Torrance, CA 90505 | MAP