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Becky Burleigh is the 2012 NSCAA South Region Coach of the Year

Wednesday December 5, 2012Florida's Becky Burleigh is NSCAA South Region Coach of the Year

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Becky Burleigh is the 2012 NSCAA South Region Coach of the Year

After leading her team to the Southeastern Conference title and to the NCAA Round of 16, University of Florida’s Becky Burleigh was named the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) South Region Coach of the Year.

The 2012 Gators posted a 19-5-1 record, which including claiming the SEC title in the first season of the expanded league with a record of 11-2. It was the 12th title in the program’s 18-year history. Florida also took its 10th SEC Tournament title with a 3-0 victory over Auburn in Orange Beach, Ala.

Florida advanced to the NCAA Round of 16 and placed No. T-8 on the final NSCAA rankings. It was the Gators’ 16th NCAA appearance and the ninth time Florida advanced to at least the Round of 16.

Burleigh’s 23-year career record of 401-108-33 places her No. 3 on both the all-time and active NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Coaches wins charts. She is the only woman among the NCAA’s top five on either chart.

The eight region coaches of the year now advance to the national ballot. The NSCAA National Coach of the Year is announced in mid-January. Burleigh was the 1998 National Coach of the Year after leading the Gator program she started four years earlier to the NCAA crown.

2012 National Soccer Coaches Association of America Women’s Division I Regional Coaches of the Year

Region

Coach

School

South 

Becky Burleigh

University of Florida

West

Jennifer Rockwood

Brigham Young University

Pacific

Mark Friesen

San Diego State University

Great Lakes 

Bobby Kramig

Miami University of Ohio

Middle Atlantic 

Julie Shackford

Princeton University

Northeast 

Dave Nolan

Georgetown University

Central

Amanda Crowwell

University of Central Florida

Southeast

Mark Krikorian

Florida State University

 

 

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