He replaces Aaron Gordon, who was named as head coach of the Mississippi State soccer program in December.
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The Red Raiders advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament in the 2012 season, and won a school record 16 matches, while going 9-1 at the John Walker Soccer Complex.
Beckie, a first team selection, is one of just two Big 12 rookies named to the postseason squad. She paced the Red Raiders with 14 goals and five assists in 2012.
Friday’s game at Tech netted a season-high crowd of 1,738, and Tech improved to 9-1 for the season.
Tech last played North Texas in 2010, defeating them 1-0 in Lubbock, and the overall series between the schools is tied 4-4.
Tech set a school record for wins in a single season this year, with 14 during the regular season.
Beckie has already been named as the Big 12 Rookie of the Year, and earned admission to the All-Big 12 First Team, along with four other Red Raiders.
The 37,800 square-foot facility was completed in 165 days, and was built over the existing field turf practice fields.
Red Raider soccer is currently in the midst of their best season in school history, and will host their season finale Friday night at the John Walker Soccer Complex.
Tech tied for its highest Big 12 finish in program history finishing fourth, and set a new standard for attendance at the John Walker Soccer Complex, averaging 1,332 fans attending 11 home matches.