Leslie Pierce
Women's Soccer Coach

Email: lpierce@tamusa.edu

Pierce started her coaching career in 2009 coaching the U-16 and U-14 girl’s teams for C.C. United in Austin, Texas. In 2012 she was hired at Faulkner University as the assistant women’s soccer coach.  During that stint she also worked with the junior varsity women’s team at Prattville High School and the U-14 and U-11 girl’s teams for the Capital City Streaks. In 2014, she left Faulkner to become the head women’s soccer coach at Brentwood Christian School in Austin, Texas but only stayed for one season before returning to Faulkner as head women’s soccer coach in the summer of 2015. Coach Pierce left Faulkner in 2018.

For the past two years Pierce has been coaching in youth soccer and futsal clubs. In Montgomery Alabama, she coached for Futsal Club Montgomery. During that time, she assisted the Director of Coaching (DOC) with expanding the program into outdoor select soccer and adding girls competitive travel teams. In June of 2018, she moved to Nederland, Texas becoming the Assistant Director of Coaching at Gulf Coast Youth Soccer Club and was tasked with growing and expanding the girls select division 1 program. She also assisted with the operations and college recruitment for high school players. In addition, she coached the U-11 division 1 and U-19 division 1 girls select teams and trained our U-9 and U-10 academy girls.

While at Gulf Coast she received her United States Soccer Federation “D” license, NSCAA Futsal Level 1 diploma and the Coerver Team Coach certification.

In addition to her vast coaching experience, Pierce enjoyed a stellar playing career at Harding University and was a part of a Bison team that made the NCAA II national tournament. After graduating, she played for the Haringey Borough - Eastern Region Women’s Premier League in London where she was a four-time “Player of the Match” selection in the 2008-2009 season. The team finished second in the League Cup that year.

A native of Austin, Texas, Pierce earned a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from Harding University in 2008 and a master’s degree in athletic administration from Oklahoma University in 2011.

Quote: “I am very excited to be a part of this university and its community! I can’t wait to get the women’s soccer program going as well as the other sports. I believe this is a great place to be and I am very blessed to be here!”