Cam Rast

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameCameron Christian "Cam"•Rast
Used nameCam•Rast
Born16 January 1970 in Encino, California (USA)
Measurements180 cm / 73 kg
AffiliationsSanta Clara Broncos, Santa Clara (USA)
NOC United States


Cam Rast was a soccer (football) defender who played in college at Santa Clara University. As a sophomore he helped lead the Broncos to the NCAA title game against the University of Virginia, which ended in a tie after four overtimes, with the teams declared co-champions. As a senior, Santa Clara again appeared in the title game, this time losing on penalty kicks. Rast was named an All-American in 1989 and 1991.

Rast played for the USA U-20 team at the 1989 U-20 World Cup, and then won a gold medal at the 1991 Pan American Games. Rast later played for the USA U-23 team, and played for TeamUSA at the 1993 Pan American Games.

Rast did not play professionally, but went into coaching. He started as an assistant at Santa Clara from 1994-2001, and also served as an assistant with the US U-17 and U-23 national teams from 1997-99. In 2002 he became head coach at his alma mater. In 2006 Rast was inducted into the Santa Clara University Athletic Hall of Fame.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1992 Summer Olympics Football (Football) USA Cam Rast
Football, Men (Olympic) United States 9

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