Athletic Director, University of California, San Diego
Earl Edwards is director of athletics at the University of California, San Diego. Since his arrival in 2000, the UC San Diego athletics department has been nationally recognized for its academic and athletic achievements.
Under his guidance, UC San Diego has made an incredibly successful transition from Division III to Division II, already capturing numerous conference championships and two national championships in women’s soccer. Under the leadership of Edwards, the Tritons have been ranked in the top seven in the country on eight different occasions, and were twice runner up, in NADCA’s annual Director’s Cup standings.
Edwards serves on the Executive Council for the CCAA and has served on the Executive Committee for NACDA. He has been a member of the NCAA Division II Management Council, the Division II Championships and Minority Opportunities and Interest Committee, and the Walter Byers Scholarship and Committee for Women’s Athletics.
A 1972 graduate of East Stroudsburg University, Edwards earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education. He received his masters in Sports Administration from the University of Massachusetts in 1973. In addition to his work as athletics director at East Stroudsburg and UC San Diego, he has made administrative stops at the University of Massachusetts, UC Davis, Michigan, and Drexel.