Raleigh Tillman enters her second year with the Air Force women's soccer team. Prior to joining the AFA coaching staff, Tillman attended graduate school at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, where she was a volunteer assistant with the women's soccer team in 2008.
Upon completion of her master's degree in sports medicine, Tillman published a thesis titled "thirst and voluntary hydration in adolescent and college female soccer players." Her primary duties at AFA include goalkeeper training, recruiting, and team travel.
Tillman has coached at summer soccer camps including AFA, UCCS, the Corinthians Soccer Club in Colorado Springs, and the Charlotte Eagles Soccer Club. She was also the head coach and goalkeeper trainer with the Corinthians S.C. in 2007.
In 2006, Tillman became a certified personal trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine and has worked with the Colorado Springs YMCA, World Gym in Colorado Springs and Foothills Acceleration and Sports Training in Peoria, Ariz.
Tillman spent 2004-05 working for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in Santa Barbara, Calif. She worked on FCA summer camp staff during that year, and was also involved in youth mentoring and coaches support during her tenure with the Santa Barbara FCA.
A 2004 graduate of Indiana Wesleyan, Tillman earned a bachelor's degree in exercise science. She was a four-year soccer letter winner at Indiana Wesleyan, earning All-NAIA Region VIII and All-Mid-Central Conference honors three times, once as a goalkeeper and twice as a center midfielder. In addition, Tillman earned NAIA All-America honors as a senior.
Tillman is a Colorado Springs native, graduating from Colorado Springs Christian School in 2000. Upon graduation, she played for the Charlotte Lady Eagles during the summer of 2000 in the Women's Semi-Professional league (WSPL).
Most recently, Tillman attended the NCAA Women Coaches Academy in June 2010, held in Denver, CO. She will be pursuing her USSF "D" coaching license and NSCAA goalkeeping diploma this year.