UC started its men’s soccer program in 1973. It had an all-time record of 385-408-84 and finished 5-11-1 last season.
UC will honor scholarships for current players for the duration of their careers, and those players will be allowed to transfer without penalty.
"Our men's soccer student-athletes have been outstanding representatives of the University in the classroom and on the field," Cunningham said. "They may not fully understand this decision, but I want them to know they were truly and conscientiously considered during my deliberations about the future of UC Athletics. We are making this decision now to enable our men's soccer student-athletes to have an opportunity to play at another institution if they choose to do so."