MEET THE STAFF…
HEAD MEN’S SOCCER COACH, CHAD RILEYChad Riley, head coach of the highly successful Dartmouth men’s soccer program from 2013-17 and a former standout Irish men’s soccer player and assistant coach, was officially named the sixth head men’s soccer coach at the University of Notre Dame on January 4, 2018.
Riley’s Dartmouth teams won a combined 51 games over his five seasons (51-26-14 in 2013-17) and captured Ivy League titles each of the last four years. He claimed Ivy League Coach of the Year honors three of the last four years, including on a unanimous basis in 2017 as a highlight of a 12-3-2 season.
Dartmouth’s four consecutive league titles mark the first time that happened in the Ivy League in 32 years. Riley’s 2014 and 2015 campaigns accounted for the first back-to-back 12-win seasons in Big Green history, and his teams’ 45 combined victories over the last four seasons are a high-water mark for Dartmouth men’s soccer.
Riley has been part of NCAA Championship competition in 13 seasons-each of the last four years while head coach at Dartmouth, once as a St. John’s assistant coach, five times as an Irish assistant coach and each of his last three seasons as a player at Notre Dame. His Big Green teams won first-round NCAA Championship games in 2014 (Fordham), 2015 (Hartwick) and 2016 (St. Francis Brooklyn) and earned the number-15 NCAA national seed in 2017.
Riley replaced the legendary Bobby Clark who retired in late November following 17 seasons as Notre Dame head coach (2001-17). Riley played for Clark in 2001-03 during his final three Irish undergraduate years (and Clark’s first three seasons in South Bend) and remains one of the all-time Notre Dame leaders in assists (32 in 78 games). He also spent six seasons as an Irish assistant coach (2006-11) under Clark, and his official title at Dartmouth was the Bobby Clark Head Coach of Men’s Soccer in recognition of Clark’s nine seasons as Big Green head coach (82-42-13 record in 1985-93).
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS, GIULIANAFIGLIOMENI
GiulianaFigliomeni is in her second year as director of operations with the Notre Dame men’s soccer program having joined the staff in August 2016. Figliomeni is responsible for the coordination of team travel, organization of official recruit visits, supervision of student managers and maintenance of the team’s various social media accounts.
As an undergraduate at Notre Dame, Figliomeni served two years (2013-2015) as a student manager for the nationally ranked women’s basketball program.