Ray Leone

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Ray Leone
Personal information
Full name Ray Leone
Place of birth Severna Park, Maryland, United States
Playing position Various
Youth career
Years Team
1981–1985 Charlotte 49ers
Teams managed
Years Team
1986–1988 Berry College
1989–1993 Creighton Bluejays
1994–1998 Clemson Tigers (Assistant)
1999–2000 Clemson Tigers
2001–2006 Arizona State Sun Devils
2007–2015 Harvard Crimson
2016– Maryland Terrapins

Ray Leone is an American soccer coach. He has coached at six different schools and founded soccer programs at Berry College and Creighton University.

Education[edit]

Leone earned a bachelor's degree in Sociology from University of North Carolina at Charlotte.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Leone played at UNCC while earning his degree. Leone was a three time all-conference selection at three different positions during his playing time there.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

Leone began his coaching career at Berry College, where he started a soccer program. In his first year, he took the program to the national title game. Leone is the only head coach to accomplish this feat. The following year, Berry won the national championship under Leone's guidance. In 1988, Leone left Berry to found at soccer program at Creighton University. In 1994 he left Creighton to become assistant coach at Clemson University. In 1999, Leone was promoted to head coach of the Clemson women's soccer team. Leone was promoted after his wife, Tracey Leone accepted a position to coach with the United States U-19. After leading the Tigers to the ACC Championship in the 2000 season, Leone left for the head coaching position at Arizona State University. Leone is Arizona State University's winning-est women's soccer coach in their history. In 2006, Leone left Arizona State for the head coaching position at Harvard University. Leone coached at Harvard for nine seasons, leading the Crimson to five Ivy League championships. Leone was named Ivy League Coach of the Year in 2014.[1] In 2016, Leone resigned as Harvard coach to accept a head coaching role with the University of Maryland.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Leone is married to Tracey Leone. The pair are both women's college soccer coaches. As of 2014, they are the only two coaches in Division 1 college soccer who are married.[3] The pair have coached together at Creighton, Clemson, Arizona State, and Harvard.

References[edit]

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External links[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Harvard University Athletics. "Ray Leone Bio". gocrimson.com. Retrieved June 16, 2017. 
  2. ^ Stephen J. Gleason (January 16, 2016). "Leone Named Coach of Maryland After Nine Seasons With Harvard Women's Soccer". The Harvard Crimson. Retrieved June 16, 2017. 
  3. ^ Graham Hayes (November 5, 2014). "Ray and Tracey Leone: Together In Marriage, 3 Miles Apart in Coaching". espnw.com. Retrieved June 15, 2017.