Former Middle Tennessee standout Debs Brereton enters her second season on the Blue Raider soccer staff as a graduate assistant in 2009. Her familiarity with the program and the current coaching staff enable her to provide cohesiveness and has a strong grasp of what is expected within the Blue Raider soccer program. She is involved in various aspects of the program from player development to on-field training.
Brereton played just one season for Middle Tennessee (2004) after transferring from Northeastern State, but that one season proved to be one of the greatest in program history. She became the program's first - and only - Sun Belt Player of the Year after setting what was then the school record for goals in a season with 19. She also set the then single-season points record with 47 and her nine assists also are tied for fourth on the single-season chart. Though she played for just one season at Middle Tennessee, Brereton still is among career leaders for points and goals, ranking ninth in each category.
In 2004, she not only was named the Sun Belt's Player of the Year, but she also earned first-team All-Sun Belt accolades and was named to the All-Sun Belt Tournament Team. Brereton was a three-time Sun Belt Player of the Week in 2004 - the most ever by a Blue Raider player in a season.
Her strong play helped lead Middle Tennessee to a share of the 2004 Sun Belt championship, its first conference title. She was named to the Sun Belt's 30-year Anniversary Team and earned a spot on the Soccer Buzz All-Central Region Team.
Prior to her return to Middle Tennessee, Brereton served as an assistant soccer coach at Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tenn., for the 2007 campaign. Before beginning her coaching career at Christian Brothers, Brereton played three seasons in the W-League and the WPSL. She led the San Diego Sunwaves to the W-League Western Conference Championship in 2007 when they went 8-3-1.
A native of Middlesbrough, England, Brereton led the WPSL's Tennessee Lady Blues with seven goals in six matches in 2006, helping them finish second in the Midwest Division. In 2005, she scored three goals in two games for the W-League's Hampton Roads Piranhas before suffering a season-ending injury.
Brereton owns a UEFA Level Two Coaching License, as well as a USSF National "C" License. She completed her eligibility at Middle Tennessee in 2004 and earned her bachelor's degree in 2005.
Brereton resides in Murfreesboro.