"It has been a privilege for me and my family to be a part of this great educational endeavor. I appreciate the opportunity to work with so many exceptional student-athletes, talented coaches, and dedicated administrators and staff."
Stanford just completed the 2011 season with a 3-0 win over California last Friday in Berkeley. The win completed a 6-10-2 campaign that included a tie for fourth finish in the Pac-12.
Simon's best seasons came in 2001 and 2002, his first two at Stanford. Those teams went a combined 36-7-4 and both played in the College Cup. The 2002 team made the final, losing 1-0 to UCLA.
The other trip to the NCAA tournament came on 2009, when the Cardinal finished 12-6-2 led by future MLS first-round pick Bobby Warshaw. Stanford won two games in the tournament before eventually losing to top-seeded Akron in the Round of 16.
A nationwide search for Simon's replacement will begin immediately.
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