Adrian Rigby is entering his fifth season as head men’s soccer coach at the University of Houston-Victoria.
Rigby became UHV’s first head coach in 2010 after spending five seasons as an assistant coach at St. Edward’s University where the Hilltoppers claimed the 2009 Heartland Conference title.
Rigby guided the Jaguars to their first-ever Association of Independent Institutions Conference tournament berth in the 2012 season where the Jaguars dropped a triple-overtime shootout decision to Jamestown College. The Jaguars finished the 2013 season with a 9-5-2 record under Rigby, who has an overall record of 27-33-6 in his four seasons at the helm.
The Jaguars have steadily shown improvement each season under Rigby’s guidance since going 3-11-2 in their first season.
During his time at St. Edward’s, the team achieved an NSCAA top-25 ranking in the 2006 and 2008 seasons, climbing as high as No. 12 in the 2008 poll.
Prior to St. Edward’s, Rigby served as a graduate assistant coach/head goalkeeper trainer at Midwestern State University for two seasons. During his time at MSU, the team advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight in 2003. In 2004, the Midwestern goalie was named the Southwest Soccer Conference Goalkeeper of the Year. A native of North Delta, British Columbia, Canada, Rigby graduated from Averett University in 2001 with a BS in Sports Medicine/Wellness and completed his MEd in Curriculum Instruction and Kinesiology at Midwestern State in 2005.
A four-year starter at Averett, he was selected to the 1998 all-state team and the 1998 and 2001 all-conference teams. He also played professionally with the Vancouver 86’ers reserve squad of the A-League in 1999 and holds a USSF “B” license and NSCAA Goalkeeping Level 1 and 2 license.
Coach Nick Mims begins his first season as an assistant coach with the University of Houston-Victoria soccer program.
A 2013 graduate of Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Studies, he is currently studying for a Strategic MBA from UHV.
As a four-year member of the Drake University men’s soccer program, he helped the Bulldogs win a Missouri Valley Conference Championship and reach the Elite 8 in the NCAA Tournament.
Mims has coached for one year for the Quad Cities United Soccer Club in Davenport, Iowa and he holds a NSCAA National Diploma License. A native of Davenport, Iowa, he is a 2009 graduate of Central high School.
Casey Collins begins his first season as an assistant coach with the University of Houston-Victoria soccer program. Collins joins UHV after spending three seasons as the assistant coach at Shoreline Community College. While at Shoreline, Collins helped the program to an overall record of 32-20-10 and two NWAC quarterfinal appearances. Prior to Shoreline he spent a season working with the goalkeepers for the Bellevue College Men’s soccer program.
In addition to his collegiate coaching experience, Collins also served as the associate head coach of the Snohomish Skyhawks during the 2014/2015 season. The Skyhawks are a member of the PASL, a nationally ran Semi-professional indoor soccer league.
He also spent four years as an assistant coach for the Bishop Blanchet High School Girls varsity soccer program and two with the Shorewood High Schools Boys varsity program. He was also a member of the coaching staff for Seattle United youth soccer club.
A native of Seattle, Washington, Collins graduated from The Evergreen State College in 2011 with a B.A. in Urban Planning. After graduating he went on to play professionally with the Kitsap Pumas where he was a member of the 2011 PDL National Champions. He currently holds his USSF National “C” license as well as his NSCAA Goalkeeping Level 3 license.