The College of Miami (UM) Hurricanes faculty soccer program has received a complete of 5 nationwide championships. The 5 championships occurred in three completely different a long time within the following years:
The primary championship was for the 1983 soccer season and was sealed with an Orange Bowl victory over the College of Nebraska Cornhuskers. The Hurricanes had a 10-1 report coming into the competition in opposition to then primary ranked College of Nebraska that introduced an undefeated 12-0 report into the de facto nationwide championship recreation. The Hurricanes had the advantage of taking part in of their dwelling stadium of the Miami Orange Bowl and had been in a position to squeeze out a 31-30 victory. Defeating the highest ranked Cornhuskers vaulted the Miami workforce led by head coach Howard Schnellenberger to the primary place in each the Related Press (AP) and Coaches finish of the 12 months soccer polls.
In 1987 Jimmy Johnson, who would later turn out to be a family title as the 2 time Tremendous Bowl successful coach (1992 and 1993) of the Dallas Cowboys, introduced a second championship to town of Miami with an Orange Bowl win over the Oklahoma Sooners. The 20-14 victory over the College of Oklahoma on January 1, 1988 sealed an undefeated 12-0 season for the Hurricanes.
Dennis Erickson was the pinnacle coach at Miami for nationwide championships three and 4 that occurred following the 1989 and 1991 seasons. A Sugar Bowl win in New Orleans over the College of Alabama gave the 11-1 Miami Hurricanes a nationwide championship after the College of Colorado Buffaloes misplaced their January 1 bowl recreation to the College of Notre Dame. Previous to the Colorado bowl recreation loss the Buffaloes had been ranked primary within the nation and the College of Miami was ranked quantity two.
In 1991 UM shared the nationwide championship with the College of Washington. Though the Hurricanes completed the 12 months with an ideal 12-0 report and an Orange Bowl win the College of Washington additionally completed the 12 months with 12 wins and no losses. Consequently the 2 packages cut up nationwide title awards with Washington garnering the Coaches Ballot award whereas Miami accepted the AP nationwide championship.
The newest College of Miami soccer nationwide championship occurred after the 2001 season. Former head coach Larry Coker completed off an unbeaten 12-0 season with a Rose Bowl victory in Pasadena, California on January 3, 2002. The Hurricanes left little doubt about their soccer dominance that season as they completed off the 12 months with a sound 37-14 win over the College of Nebraska.