Kelli Stein enters her second season with the Bruins after a successful first year in Westwood where she helped guide the Bruin women to a 20th-place finsih at the NCAA Championships and fourth-place showing at the Pac-10 meet. The season was highlighted by multiple school record swims: Cynthia Fascella (100 Free), Alex Sullivan (200 Free), Sam Vanden Berge (500, 1650 Free), Lauren Hall (200 and 400 IM) and the 400 Medley and 400 Free Relay and 800 Free Relay. Numerous All-American honors were garnered at the NCAA Championships, highlighted by Hall's record-breaking swims in the 200 IM (7th) and 400 IM (10th), Beauchan's 200 Breaststroke (10th), Jahanshahi's 200 Butterfly (11th) and Vanden Berge's 12th-place school record swim in the1650 free. The 800 Free Relay (13th) also earned All-American honors.
Stein came to UCLA after having spent two years as an assistant swimming coach with the men's and women's programs at Missouri. While at Missouri, she assisted with all phases of the swimming programs, specifically designing and implementing dryland training and swim workouts.
Prior to Missouri, Stein assisted with the Michigan Wolverines swimming and diving program as the Wolverines placed ninth at the NCAA Championships. She also assisted with Club Wolverine and coached at the Wolverine swim camps for five years. Stein was also an assistant coach for both the men's and women's swim programs at Eastern Michigan for one year.
Stein was the Ohio State High School Champion in the 100 breaststroke. She began her collegiate swimming career at Kentucky and finished it at Michigan where she was an All-American, Big 10 champion, Academic All-American and Academic Big 10 athlete. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Sports Management and Communication at Michigan in 2004 and then received her Masters of Education in Health Education and Promotion in May of 2010 from Missouri.