Greg Ridout Announced as DeSales Head Women’s Soccer Coach
Center Valley, PA, (August 7, 2015) – DeSales University Athletics Director Scott Coval has announced Greg Ridout as the next head coach of the women's soccer program at DeSales University. Ridout will begin his tenure as a full-time head coach immediately.
He has spent the last eight years as an assistant coach at various levels beginning with two years as a graduate assistant coach with the Lynchburg College men's soccer team, one year as a volunteer coach at the University of Richmond, three years as an assistant coach for both the men's and women's soccer teams at the University of Minnesota-Morris, and the last two years as a full-time assistant coach at North Carolina Wesleyan College.
Ridout has had many successes along the way including helping the women's soccer team at NCWC improve from a 6-10-1 record his first year to a 10-6-3 record his second year. His men's soccer team at UM-Morris won the 2011 UMAC Conference Championship advancing to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in team history and his women's team advanced to the UMAC tournament championship game his last two years.
Ridout is a 2007 graduate of Randolph-Macon College earning a bachelor of arts in history and went on to earn his Masters of Educational Leadership from Lynchburg College in 2009.
He was a four-year letterwinner at RMC leading the team in goals scored and total points in three of his four years. The Yellow Jackets were ranked as high as #11 in the NSCAA national rankings and Ridout finished his career with 17 goals, 13 assists, and 47 career points.
Ridout holds an NSCAA National, Advanced National, and Premier Diplomas.
"I would like to thank the President, Fr. O'Connor, Director of Athletics Scott Coval, and Asst. AD/Senior Women's Administrator Gracia Perilli for the opportunity to lead the women's soccer program," said Ridout. "I feel the program already has some tremendously committed student-athletes both on and off the field and I am especially excited to begin working with them on establishing a culture that will foster continued success. I am eager to begin the recruiting process at the University, and am looking forward to establishing a strong bond with alumni as we move into the 20th anniversary of women's soccer at DeSales."
"We are very excited to announce Greg Ridout as our new women's soccer coach," Coval stated. "Greg's success as a player and a coach at the Division III level make him a great fit for our program and our University. We are confident he will provide the leadership and hard work needed to build and sustain the success of the women's soccer program over the last few years."