Renee played college soccer and graduated with her undergraduate degree in elementary education. Her graduate degree is from the University of Florida in Exercise Sport Science with a concentration in Sport Management/Pedagogy. As a seventeen-year coaching veteran, Renee Lopez is an expert in the college recruiting process, leadership training and team culture development. As a United States Soccer Federation (USSF)- and National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)- licensed coach, she has recruited and produced three All-Americans and has been honored as Coach of the Year by her peers. In addition to serving as NCAA compliance director, she has learned the recruiting process from having worked as a high school varsity head coach for three years and a college coach for fourteen, in NCAA Division I, II, III, and NAIA. Renee has learned what it takes to succeed in leadership, recruiting, and team development. Through RL Academy, she offers seminars and consults on “The College Recruiting Process and How to Become a College Student-Athlete.”
On staff at the University of Florida when the team went to the NCAA Elite Eight in 2003.
From 05-09, she led a NCAA Division II program to turn around from a 3-12-2 record to record-breaking, back-to-back, eleven-win seasons
Coach of the Year, team academic awards, multiple All-Conference players and an All-American.
NCAA Division I head coaching position, where she spent two years turning around a team with a 0-19 record to a record-breaking season.
A coaching platform where she could share her faith at Christian universities for four years.
Produced Three All-Americans
Numerous All-Conference players
Sports Ministry and Team Ethics Awards, and the NSCAA Team academic honors.
Speaker for Fellowship of Christian Athletes, recruiting seminars, coaching education, and camps across eleven states.
Served in sports ministry in Costa Rica
Penned articles for the National Christian College Association of America.