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Chad Riley Named Dartmouth Men's Soccer Assistant Coach

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HANOVER, N.H.- Chad Riley, a former assistant coach at Notre Dame, has been hired at Dartmouth College as an assistant coach as announced by Dartmouth Athletic Director Harry Sheehy and head men's soccer coach Jeff Cook.

"I am delighted that Chad Riley has accepted our offer to join the men's soccer coaching staff at Dartmouth College," said Cook.  "Chad has the ideal background to help us continue the growth of our program. He enjoyed an outstanding career as an elite student-athlete at Notre Dame and has personal experience of successfully balancing demanding academics with NCAA Division I competition."

Riley moves into his new role at Dartmouth after spending the last six seasons at his alma mater.  While roaming the Notre Dame sidelines, Riley has helped the Fighting Irish compile a 71-37-21 record with five NCAA Championship appearances and two Elite Eight appearances.

The Irish captured BIG EAST Blue Division titles in 2007 and 2008, the first time Notre Dame captured back-to-back BIG EAST crowns. Notre Dame has reached the semifinals of the BIG EAST Championship in five of the last six seasons.

A 2004 Notre Dame graduate, Riley has helped mentor four All-Americans, including the 2006 MAC Hermann Trophy recipient, Joseph Lapira as well as three Academic All-Americans while in South Bend.

"Chad has demonstrated a tireless commitment to his development as a coach," said Cook.  "He has gained a lot of experience during his young coaching career and I look forward to his contributions to Dartmouth men's soccer."

Prior to returning to South Bend, Riley made coaching stops at Oberlin College in Ohio during the 2004 season and at St. John's in 2005. While at Oberlin, he helped guide the squad to a 9-8-3 record and helped five players earn All-North Coast Athletic Conference honors. During his season at St. John's, the Red Storm posted an 11-6-5 record and a berth in the third round of the NCAA Tournament. 

"The combination of Chad's arrival and the continued influence of assistant coach Chase Wileman gives us a first-class coaching team. I am very excited about the future of men's soccer at Dartmouth and eager to begin working with Chad."

Riley, a Houston, Texas native, was a four-time monogram winner and a three-time All-BIG EAST award winner during his collegiate career. Throughout his career he tallied 52 career points on 10 goals and 32 assists. He led the Irish in assists in three seasons and ranks second on the Irish all-time assists list.

Riley received his NSCAA Advanced National Diploma in 2009.