Rachel Yepez joined the Tennessee Tech athletic department staff as an assistant women’s soccer coach on August 1, 2010. During her debut season under head coach Daniel Brizard, Yepez shouldered responsibilities including on-field training, recruiting, strength and conditioning coordination and academic advising.
Yepez is known as one of the most prolific scorers in Louisiana State’s program history. A forward who made 76 starts in 83 career appearances in four seasons with the Tigers, she scored 33 goals and recorded 19 assists for 85 points in her collegiate career. Yepez finished at LSU ranked fifth in career appearances and tied for seventh in career starts.
Additionally, she was the third-leading goal scorer and point scorer in program history, and ranked fourth in team history in career assists. She also set school records for shots (219) and shots on goal (108) in a single career.
Yepez was a member of the most successful senior class in the history of the LSU soccer program. She helped to guide the Tigers to three SEC Western Division championships and three NCAA Tournament appearances in 2007, 2008 and 2009. Her senior class also recorded a class record of 50 wins during its tenure from 2006-09.
An honorable mention All-American selection by TopDrawerSoccer.com in 2007, a two-time all-region performer by Soccer Buzz, including second-team honors in 2007 and third-team honors in 2008, and a third-team all-region performer by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America in 2007, Yepez remains one of the most decorated players in LSU history. A four-year letterwinner, she also maintained a community presence and was selected to the SEC Community Service Team in 2008 and 2009, as well as being named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll in each of her last two seasons with the Tigers.
A Fayetteville, N.C., native, Yepez gave birth to her son, Leon Landry III, in June of 2012.