Seattle University women's soccer head coach Julie Woodward has announced that Rich Schreiner has been promoted from assistant coach to associate head coach, effective immediately.
"Rich has been directly involved with the success our program has experienced these past years in our transition to Division I," said Woodward. "He could not be more deserving of his new role as Associate Head Coach. He is an extremely hard working professional and his persistence, dedication, and strong desire to do a good job have helped take our program to another level. His commitment to our student athletes, team, and university is exceptional. Overall, he is just an outstanding person and coach, and I feel blessed to have him representing our program in his new capacity."
In 2008, his first season at Seattle U, Schreiner helped coach the Redhawks to a solid 12-5-3 overall record in their first season at the NCAA Division I level. During their first season in DI, SU tallied 10 wins over fellow Division I opponents, six shutouts and an undefeated record at home, with four wins and a lone tie. Since then, he has helped Woodward lead the Redhawks to two more 12-win seasons, one of the biggest victories in school history over then-No.8 Portland, and has been a major contributor in the team's transition to Division I.
Prior to joining the SU women's soccer program, Schreiner spent two years as the assistant coach at Saint Bonaventure University, where he assisted with fitness training and video breakdown, and was directly involved in all aspects of practice. In 2007, he helped land the 14th-ranked recruiting class in the Northeast Region in a poll conducted by Soccer Buzz Magazine.
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.
"I believe in Seattle University, the mission, and the people who work here," said Schreiner. "The students who choose to attend Seattle U are such great people. It is rewarding and inspiring to work with them as they discover their potential to be successful and impact the community. I am excited to continue working with and learning from Julie and Allison [Tenney] as we work hard to make SU women's soccer one of the best programs to play for in the country."