Beth Acreman enters her sixth season as an assistant at Middle Tennessee and has helped the Blue Raiders compile 51 victories in her previous five seasons. The well-rounded Acreman, who holds many responsibilities within the program, has been involved in the growing process of starting a new program.
When Acreman was hired at Middle Tennessee in 1999, Middle Tennessee's soccer program was entering just its fourth season of existence. A constant at Middle Tennessee, Acreman has worked for three different head coaches since 1999 and has been instrumental in helping develop a championship-caliber program.
Acreman's duties include assisting with coaching, recruiting, travel, team logistics and all summer camps. Her strong International ties have helped enable Middle Tennessee to land some of the top International players in recent years, including 2004 Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year Debs Brereton, and 2004 Newcomer of the Year Lisa-Marie Woods.
Three of Middle Tennessee's teams have enjoyed winning seasons (2001, 2003, 2004) during Acreman's tenure, including establishing a school for wins (12) in 2003 and then establishing a new mark for single-season wins (13) in 2004. The Blue Raiders won the program's first conference championship in 2004 when they captured the Sun Belt title in only their fifth year as a member of the league.
Prior to Middle Tennessee, Acreman completed a stint with the U.K. Elite Soccer Academy in New Jersey and also served as the head coach at the American Community School in London. Acreman holds a NSCAA Advanced National Diploma and is NSCAA Goalkeeper Level I and II qualified.
Acreman graduated from Barton College in Wilson, N.C., in 1999 after earning All-Conference and All-South Region team honors following her junior and senior seasons. She also participated in basketball, pulling off the difficult task of being a two-sport athlete for all four years of her collegiate career.
Acreman graduated from Barton with a bachelor's in Physical Education, and finished her master's in Health from Middle Tennessee in the Spring of 2002.
In addition to her coaching duties at Middle Tennessee, Acreman has also gained valuable experience while training the U-14 Murfreesboro Strikers select teams in Murfreesboro.