University of Tampa alum Brittan Spence is in her fifth season as the top assistant coach for her alma mater.
Spence was a member of the Spartans from 2008-11, where the four-year letterwinner played in 83 career matches. She made an immediate impact, scoring six goals with seven assists as a freshman. She would conclude her Spartan career with 25 goals, 14 assists and eight game-winners.
She currently ranks in the program’s top-10 in several career categories, including shots on goal, game-winning goals, penalty kicks made, shots, points, goals, games played, minutes played and assists.
The four-year starter and 2011 team captain received several accolades throughout her UT career, as she was a three-time member of the All South-Region Team (2008, 2009, 2011).
She led the team to two consecutive SSC Tournament Championships and the NCAA tournament in both 2010 and 2011. In 2010, the Spartans advanced to the NCAA South Region finals, as Spence was a member of an NCAA Quarterfinal team as a senior in 2011 after winning the NCAA South Regional.
Spence has also been honored as the Sunshine State Conference Offensive Player of the Week (2011), SSC Tournament Most Outstanding Player (2010), SSC All-Tournament Team (2010)
Prior to and during her UT career, Spence played club soccer for FC Delco Fury II and won five PA EPYSA State Championships from 2006-10 with FC Delco. She also led the team to the 2008, 2009 and 2010 Region One championships. Her team also finished third at nationals as she also helped the team to the Jefferson Cup and advanced to regional finals.
A graduate of William Tennent High School, Spence was a team captain and was named Player of the Year and led the team to a conference championship as a senior. She was named Suburban One All League Player of the Year, first-team all-league, first-team all-Continental Conference and was named to the Bucks County Courier Times Golden Team. She also ran track, placing in third place at the state track meet in the 4x100 meter relay and helped team to a third place overall finish
Her coaching experience involves being a camp counselor for the Tampa Girls’ Soccer Camps from 2008-2011. She also served as an assistant coach for Brandon FC for the U12, U13, U18 girls from 2011-2012. Spence then became an assistant coach for Tampa Bay United from 2013-2014. She was also a camp counselor at the UT Elite Soccer Camp from 2009-12.
A 2013 graduate of the University of Tampa, Spence received her BA in psychology-sports psychology and youth counseling.