In her three years as an assistant coach for the North Texas soccer program, Cassidy Acuff has helped the Mean Green capture back-to-back Sun Belt Conference regular season titles and notch a trip to the NCAA Tournament in 2012 after an SBC Tournament crown.
Under Acuff's tutelage, seven Mean Green players have been named First Team All-Sun Belt Conference, and North Texas has recorded a stellar 42-16-7 record since her arrival.
In 2011, she helped the Mean Green to its first conference championship since 2005, as North Texas finished 22nd in scoring offense and 23rd in goals against average. The Mean Green also finished in the top 30 in shutout percentage and win-loss-tie percentage in 2011.
The 2012 campaign was even better, as the Mean Green advanced to its third NCAA Tournament in school history. NT averaged 2.09 goals per game, which ranked 31st in the NCAA, and four North Texas players earned all-conference recognition.
Acuff is among the elite state coaches in Texas, serving as the head coach for the U-15 and U-13 ODP teams for North Texas. She worked side by side with Gary Williamson, the North Texas State Coach, and several Regional/National coaches through the ODP system prior to her arrival in Denton.
Acuff also served as the soccer coach at Dallas Hockaday School since 2005 and won the Southwest Preparatory Conference in 2007 and 2008.
As a player, Acuff played for the prestigious Dallas Texans coached by Hassan Nazari, winning the State Cup twice and also winning the SPC for Hockaday in 2000. From there, she attended Purdue University and played in the Big Ten Conference before transferring back home to finish her college career at the University of Texas at Dallas.
At UT-Dallas, Acuff was the Defensive Player of the Year in 2003 and led the Comets to the regional finals of the NCAA Division III tournament that same year. She was also named team captain in 2003 and 2004.
Acuff received her bachelor’s degree in business administration from UT-Dallas in 2006.