Adrian Rigby is entering his fourth 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 last season where the Jaguars dropped a triple-overtime shootout decision to Jamestown College. The Jaguars finished the 2012 season with a 9-7-1 record under Rigby, who has an overall record of 18-28-4 in his three 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. The Jaguars finished 6-10-1 in their second season before earning their most wins ever last year.
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 Patrick Sullivan begins his third season as an assistant coach for the University of Houston-Victoria soccer program.
A 2010 graduate of Queens University of Charlotte with a degree in Business Marketing, he is currently studying for a Global MBA in Management at UH-Victoria.
As a three-year starter for the Queens men’s soccer program, he helped the program reach two NCAA tournament berths, with a trip to the NCAA Elite 8.
He was a two-year captain, two-year defensive MVP recipient and was named to the Conference Carolinas All-Academic team three times. He was also named Queens Men’s Student Athlete of the Year in 2010.
He holds a NSCA National Diploma license and is a University Interscholastic League certified high school referee. Coach Sullivan hails from Richardson and is a 2006 graduate of L.V. Berkner High School.