Belli Takes Helm of SEU Women’s Soccer
Southeastern University Director of Athletics Drew Watson has announced the hiring of Randy Belli as the head women’s soccer coach.
Belli currently serves as executive director of the Sunshine State Soccer Association of US Club Soccer, directing all soccer for the state including elite ID programs, and helped the organization to unprecedented growth in registered players. He also worked with the West Florida Flames, helping that club to a top 30 finish in the inaugural ECNL season.
“Randy is a solid coach who brings a wealth of experience to our women’s soccer program,” said Watson. “His extensive network in the state and beyond will undoubtedly raise our program to the level where we are recognized as one of the top programs in the NAIA.”“Randy is a solid coach who brings a wealth of experience to our women’s soccer program,” said SEU Director of Athletics Drew Watson. “His extensive network in the state and beyond will undoubtedly raise our program to the level where we are recognized as one of the top programs in the NAIA.”
Belli also has extensive college coaching experience, which includes the last two seasons as an assistant with the Southeastern men’s team, helping the team to its first Sun Conference championship in 2015. He previously spent four seasons as associate head coach at Palm Beach Atlantic. Belli was also an assistant coach for two seasons at the University of South Florida, helping compile the two highest-ranked recruiting classes in program history and helping the Bulls reach the Big East Conference Tournament for the first time.
“Throughout the process, it was evident the athletics department at Southeastern University is filled with passionate people who believe in providing a great experience for its student-athletes,” said Belli. “I am proud to join the Fire family and look forward to helping our student-athletes achieve success on the field, in the classroom and in the community.”
Additionally, Belli has led 23 short-term mission trips to Costa Rica and is on the board of directors of GOALL Sports Missions Ministries.
“Randy is a solid coach who will bring stability to the program, but more importantly, he is a leader who will push our student-athletes to become better people, students and players,” said Watson. “We are excited to have him on board.”
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