Beverly Kearney is a champion collegiate women's track and field coach who has guided teams at the University of Florida, University of Toledo and University of Texas. Her record of seven national championships is the highest among African-American coaches in collegiate sports, and second among all women coaches. Off the track, she is recognized for the high graduation rates of the athletes she coaches. She is also the founder of Pursuit of Dreams, a non-profit organization providing resources, motivation and guidance. Kearney was inducted into the International Women's Sports Hall of Fame in 2004.