Bev Kearney

Bev Kearney

Track and Field Coach


UT Austin

Austin, TX USA


One thing that I think distinguishes myself from everyone else around me is I wanted to be somebody. I didn't want to be nobody.

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Bev Kearney

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InterviewThe Interview
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Failure Is Not An OptionWeb Exclusive
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The Opportunities Are ThereWeb Exclusive
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Become Who You Need To BeWeb Exclusive
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Block NegativityWeb Exclusive
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How You See YourselfWeb Exclusive
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Setting GoalsWeb Exclusive
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I Just Went For ItWeb Exclusive
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Survival ModeInterview Excerpt
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My World Is RealInterview Excerpt
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Lessons and PathsInterview Excerpt
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Buying TimeInterview Excerpt
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A Different PersonInterview Excerpt
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What Other Option?Interview Excerpt
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To Be SomebodyInterview Excerpt
Milestones

Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
Lost her mom at a very young age, had to go into "survival mode," worked while she was going to high school.
Was homeless by the time she graduated; luckily got a full track and field scholarship for junior college, then college.
Graduated with a degree in social work but didn't know what to do, was working three jobs, still not making enough money.
Decided she needed to go back to graduate school; cold-called schools, Indiana State offered her a scholarship/coaching job.
Says our generation worries too much about consequences, that fear keeps us from rewards.
By the time she was 28, she was the youngest head coach in the University of Florida's history.
While coaching track at the University of Texas, she got in a serious car accident; was told she'd never walk again.
Refused to accept that diagnosis; went through several major surgeries, worked hard on her rehab; can walk again, working on running.
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Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
Social Work
Auburn University
graduate
Graduate
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
Indiana State University
Career

Career

Track and Field Coach

I'm the head coach of the University of Texas women’s track and field team.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Non-Profit Organizations
Non-Profit Organizations
Sports
Sports
Teaching / Mentoring
Teaching / Mentoring

Hurdles

Hurdles

Challenges I Overcame

Financial