|Position:||Associate Head Coach|
Rich Schreiner enters his 10th season with the Seattle University women's soccer team in 2017. From 2008-11, he served as an assistant coach, and in July 2012, he was promoted to Associate Head Coach.
Schreiner has been integral to SU's WAC dynasty. SU has established itself as one of the most successful programs in the country. In the last four seasons, the Redhawks are one of four Division I schools to win at least seven of their last eight possible conference titles. They have claimed each of the last four WAC regular season titles and three of the last four WAC Tournament crowns. Seattle U is also one of just nine non-Power 5 conference schools to qualify for three of the last four NCAA Tournaments and one of 21 Division I programs to advance to the NCAAs three times since 2013.
In 2011, his final year before promotion to associate head coach, Schreiner helped the Redhawks earn one of the biggest victories in program history, defeating then-No. 8 Portland. In 2013 and 2014, he was a key part of Seattle U’s undefeated conference season (2013) and first NCAA Division I Tournament appearance in program history (2013) as well as first DI tournament win (2014). He was a major contributor in the team’s transition to Division I and has been key in their success since the transition.
Prior to joining the SU women's soccer program, Schreiner spent two years as the assistant coach at Saint Bonaventure University.
At Saint Bonaventure, Schreiner was the women's soccer program's recruiting coordinator and assistant summer camp director. He directly involved in all aspects of practice, and assisted with fitness training and video breakdown and exchange. In 2007, he helped land the 14th-ranked recruiting class in the Northeast Region in a poll conducted by Soccer Buzz Magazine.
Before going to Saint Bonaventure, Schreiner spent two years as an assistant coach at Gustavus Adolphus College, assisting with on-the-field training, organization of practice and game plans, strength training, recruiting and travel planning. He started his coaching career as an assistant at Carroll College in 2003.
Schreiner has also been an instructor at various soccer camps throughout the country, including the Region I Olympic Development Program camp in Providence, R.I., and the Texas A&M women's soccer camp in College Station, Tex. Originally from Indianapolis, Ind., he earned his bachelor's degree in psychology in 2003 from DePauw University, where he was a four-year letterwinner on the men's soccer team.