Jim Millinder

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Jim Millinder
Personal information
Date of birth (1958-11-27) November 27, 1958 (age 58)
Place of birth Salina, Kansas, United States
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Midfielder / Defender
Youth career
1976–1977 El Camino College
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978 New York Cosmos 0 (0)
1979 Los Angeles Aztecs 4 (0)
1979–1980 Tulsa Roughnecks (indoor) 5 (0)
1980–1981 Fort Lauderdale Strikers 0 (0)
1982–1983 Oklahoma City Slickers
1983–1985 Los Angeles Lazers (indoor) 34 (2)
1984 Oklahoma City Stampede
1985 Tulsa Tornados
1990 San Diego Nomads
National team
1976 U.S. U-20
Teams managed
1978–1989 El Camino College (assistant)
1990–1993 El Camino College (women)
1992–1993 El Camino College (men)
1994–1995 Loyola Marymount Lions (women)
1996–2006 USC Trojans (women)
2013– San Francisco Dons (women)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Jim Millnder is a retired American soccer player and coach who played professionally in the North American Soccer League and Major Indoor Soccer League, American Soccer League and United Soccer League. He coached collegiate soccer for twenty-nine years.


Millinder graduated from North Torrance High School. He then played soccer at El Camino College where he was a 1977 Junior College All American. He was inducted into the El Camino Athletic Hall of Fame in 1992. In 1978, he turned professional with the New York Cosmos of the North American Soccer League. He saw no first team games and in 1978, he moved to the Los Angeles Aztecs. He played four games for the Aztecs then was sent to the Tulsa Roughnecks for the 1979–1980 NASL indoor season. In June 1980, the Roughnecks sent Millinder and cash to the Fort Lauderdale Strikers in exchange for David Irving.[1] He played no games for the Strikers before being released. In 1982, he joined the Oklahoma City Slickers of the American Soccer League.[2] He was a 1983 ASL All Star with the Slickers.[3] That fall, he signed with the Los Angeles Lazers of the Major Indoor Soccer League. He spent two indoor seasons with the Lazers. In 1984, he spent the summer with the Oklahoma City Stampede of the United Soccer League.[4] In 1985, he played for the Tulsa Tornados.[5] In 1990, he briefly played for the San Diego Nomads of the American Professional Soccer League.[6]

In 1976, Millinder played for the United States U-20 men's national soccer team during its unsuccessful qualification campaign for the 1977 FIFA World Youth Championship.


In 1978, Millinder became an assistant coach to both the men's and women's soccer teams at El Camino College. In 1987, he was the interim head coach of the men's team as it won the California Junior College State Championship. In 1990, he was elevated to the position of head coach of the women's team and took the team to the 1990 California Junior College State Championship. He finished his tenure with a 66–8–16 record. He also coached the men's team during the 1992 and 1993 seasons to a 43–9–17 record. In 1994, Millinder became the head coach at Loyola Marymount University. He compiled am 8–27–4 record over two seasons. In May 1996, the University of Southern California hired Millinder as the head coach of the women's soccer team. On November 16, 2006, the university announced it would not renew Millinder's contract. He had compiled a 136–70–21 record, but had never taken a team past the second round of the NCAA post-season tournament.[7] Millender became head coach of the University of San Francisco in 2012.[8]

Millinder has also coached numerous amateur teams including Ajax, the 1992 U.S. Women's Amateur National Champion.


  1. ^ Strikers Trade One, Sell One
  2. ^ "Slickers Open on Road, On Purpose" The Daily Oklahoman Friday, May 7, 1982
  3. ^ "2 Slickers Make All-ASL Team" The Daily Oklahoman Thursday, July 28, 1983
  4. ^ "Millinder OKs Soccer Pact" The Daily Oklahoman Tuesday, April 10, 1984
  5. ^ South Florida Sun to Open Title Defense
  6. ^ "Nomads open up with rematch" Evening Tribune (San Diego) Friday, April 6, 1990
  7. ^ USC Women's Soccer Coach Jim Millinder's Contract Not Renewed
  8. ^ [1]

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