Emily Pitek Clifford was hired as Birmingham-Southern's fourth Head Women's Soccer Coach on March 5, 2013, after serving three seasons as Assistant Coach.
Pitek Clifford spent the last three seasons as Assistant Coach, helping the Panthers to a 2012 Southern Athletic Association Tri-Championship and a Southern Collegiate Athletic Association (SCAC) semifinal appearance in 2011. Since her arrival in 2010, the Panthers have posted a 33-18-3 overall record and a 17-7-1 in conference play.
Before she came to BSC, Pitek Clifford served in the same role at a rival SCAC institution, Sewanee: The University of the South. While with the Tigers, she helped the squad to a fifth place finish in 2008, only to better that and finish second in league play in 2009; they finished the year ranked eighth in the South region.
Prior to coaching, Pitek Clifford, a Buffalo, N.Y., native, was a four-year starter for the University of Alabama from 2003-2006. Pitek Clifford served as team captain her junior and senior seasons (2005, 2006) for the Tide. In 2004, she was awarded with the Most Valuable Defender award for the team and the inaugural Crimson Tide School Spirit Award in 2005.
Prior to graduating from Alabama with a B.A. in English, Pitek Clifford served time coaching numerous teams in Tuscaloosa. She spent two years as head coach of the Tuscaloosa County High School's girls varsity program (2007, 2008), the head coach of the West Alabama Soccer Association U12 girls team (2007), and has also coached for the Alabama Parks and Recreation Association (2007).