Becky Burleigh – University of Florida
Expertise: Creating a positive championship team culture, philosophy development, conflict skills, fun
- Coached for Berry College from 1989-94.
- While at Berry, Burleigh led her teams to two NAIA national championships (1990 and 1993).
- Is ranked No. 4 in the nation among NCAA Division I active coaches.
- First and only head soccer coach for the University of Florida since 1994.
- Southeastern Conference Coach of the Year for 2010, 2008, 2000 & 1996.
- Coached her teams to 13 SEC team titles.
- Winner of 10 SEC Tournament titles.
- Two college cup appearances (1998 and 2001).
- Won her first National Championship with Florida in 1998.
- 19 NCAA Championship berths.
- Has had 20 players join or play with the National Women’s Soccer League.
Celia on Becky:
“Becky is an NCAA Women Coaches Academy graduate and is currently working with Brett Ledbetter on developing a highly evolved coaching philosophy that focuses on coaching through character. Becky is a master at building a positive team culture. She also is that rare person who enjoys and sees the immense value in conflict. The combination of her longtime successful coaching career, her ability to help coaches develop a healthy team culture AND skills to manage conflict make her an amazing asset to our faculty. The other quality Becky brings is fun. She loves her job, she loves her team and she likes having a life outside of soccer. I imagine she would say it is one of the reasons she has had such a long and enjoyable career. Becky will make you laugh and she will also challenge you to think about how you coach and more importantly, WHY you coach!”