Paul Karver is in his second year on the coaching staff as he was hired in June of 2010.
UNLV is Karver's fourth coaching position after spending time as an assistant coach for the men's team at George Fox (2006-07), for the men's team at Millikin University (2007-08), and for the women's soccer team at his alma mater, University of Redlands, in 2008-09. At all three previous stops Karver was responsible for the goalkeeper training, as well as helping with recruiting at both Millikin and Redlands. Other duties at Redlands included working with the field players as well as serving as the director of recruiting.
Karver also has several years of club coaching experience, most recently serving as the director of coaching and player development for MidState Soccer Club in Decatur, Ill., from 2007-08. He spent six years (2001-07) as the goalkeeper coach and staff coach for the Tualatin Hills United Soccer Club in Beaverton, Ore., and was a staff coach for the Illinois ODP (2007-09)
He spent his freshman year in college at Creighton in 2000 and helped the Bluejays to a conference championship and to the NCAA championship game before falling to eventual champion Connecticut. He then transferred to the University of Redlands for the final three years of his career. In his time with the Bulldogs, he helped them earn three Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championships en route to a combined conference mark of 40-2. Overall, Redlands went 51-7-5 and made three NCAA Championship appearances, reaching the regional final twice.
Karver graduated from the Redlands in 2005 with a bachelor of science degree in business administration, and received his master's degree in higher education in May 2010. He holds a National Youth Diploma from the NSCAA and both a National "A" License and an Adult National Coaching License with the United States Soccer Federation (USSF).