Message from Athletics Director Kulwant Singh
Welcome to De Anza College Athletics. It has been my privilege to serve as the Director of Athletics at De Anza College since July 2004.
De Anza College Athletics has a rich history of academics and athletic accomplishments. Many of our student-athletes have transferred to the university level and some have even competed professionally. Many top coaches and staff work or have worked at De Anza College over the years. We are proud of these individuals and their contributions to the success of De Anza College Athletics.
When I became the Athletic Director, the coaches, staff and I set the goal to reach new heights both on and off the field. Here are some highlights:
De Anza has dedicated faculty, staff and coaches. It is these committed individuals who insure the success of our student-athletes and teams. We are committed to excellence and we welcome you to join us in reaching our goals. De Anza remains a leader in California as far as retention, transfers, and GPA.
Kulwant Singh (Coach K) – Bio
Kulwant Singh is currently in his tenth year as the Director of Athletics at De Anza College. Kulwant oversees 19 intercollegiate athletics programs with about 450 student-athletes and 70 faculty/staff. De Anza has won the Coast Conference All-Sports Championship the past six years in a row and 19 out of the past 29 years. De Anza’s 450 student-athletes average about a 3.00 GPA.
Kulwant currently serves on the Executive Board of the National Alliance of Two-Year College Athletic Administrators (NATYCAA). He has just served as the Third Vice President of NATYCAA and Chair of the National Scholar-Athlete Commitee. He is now the the Second Vice President of NATYCAA.
He is also a member of the Management Council of the California Community College Athletics Association (CCCAA). The Management Council is responsible for setting policy for the CCCAA.
Kulwant has served on several CCCAA Committees such as the Policy, Fall Festival, Competition, Diversirty and Inclusion, and Social Media Committees.
Kulwant also served as the President of the Coast Conference.
Kulwant coached the De Anza Men’s Soccer Team for 17 years and was part of 11 Coast Conference Championships. Kulwant’s Men’s teams won two state Championships and had several other State Championship appearances.
Kulwant coached the De Anza Women’s Soccer Team for 7 years and won 4 Coast Conference Championships. Kulwant’s Women’s teams won two State Championships and Four NorCal Championships.
On Saturday December 4, 1994, both Kulwant’s Men’s & Women’s teams won State Championships on the same day at Cosumnes River College.
Kulwant coached 14 Male and Female All-Americans and had over 100 of his student-athletes receive scholarships. He has over 300 collegiate wins and over 100 high school wins.
Kulwant also coached two teams that were recognized as California Community College Scholar-Teams: De Anza Women's Socccer in 1996 and the DeAnza Men's Soccer Team in 2001.
Kulwant also has a NCAA National Championship in NCAA Division II Women’s Soccer (1988).
Additionally, he has another National Championship and Gold Medal with the National & Olympic Teams Program in Amateur Women’s Soccer. 15 of those players went on to play professional soccer in the W-USA League.
Kulwant was named Community College National Coach of the Year on two occasions.
Kulwant was a regular member of the California Community College Soccer Executive Board. In the 1990’s he helped increase the number of teams for playoffs as well as lobbied for additional medals for the student-athletes.
Through his leadership with the National Soccer Coaches of America (NSCAA) Kulwant led the charge for more All-Americans to be named from California as part of the National All American process. Additionally, he was instrumental in getting California in the National Rankings program for both Men & Women.
Kulwant spent 18 years with the California Youth Soccer Association, Olympic Development Program as Coach, Technical Director, and Boy’s Senior Administrator. Kulwant also spent 19 years with the Olympic Development Program of Region IV of the United States Youth Soccer Association. He has been a member of the NSCAA for 29 years.
In 1994, Kulwant served as the Assistant Competition Manager & Site Director for the FIFA World Cup 94 for the San Francisco Venue/Stanford Site
Kulwant holds a current United States Soccer Federation National “A” Licensed Coach. He also has a National Soccer Coaches of America NSCAA Premier License.
Most importantly, Kulwant started his student-athlete career at a Community College and subsequently earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Kinesiology and Physical Education.
Contact: Kulwant Singh