Adrian Rigby begins his seventh season as head men’s and women’s soccer coach at the University of Houston-Victoria.
Rigby became UHV’s first soccer 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.
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.
The UHV men’s team has compiled a 49-42-9 record under Rigby, while the women’s team is 40-54-3. Both teams are coming off their most successful seasons ever for UHV as they advanced to the Red River Atheltic Conference Tournament in their first season of competition in the conference. The men finished with a 12-4-1 record, while the women finished at 12-5-1.
The 2015 women’s team became the first team to break into the NAIA Top 25 rankings with a No. 25 ranking in the second week of the poll. The Jaguars stayed ranked for four consecutive polls and obtained their best ranking at No. 20 the final two weeks.
Under Rigby’s guidance the Jaguars have advanced to the conference tournament three times reaching the Association of Independent Institutions Conference Tournament in 2012 and 2015. The UHV men’s team finished as the A.i.i. runner-up in 2015.
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 licenses.
Coach Nick Mims begins his third season as an assistant coach with the University of Houston-Victoria soccer program.
He is a 2013 graduate of Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Studies.
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.
For the past two seasons he has served as coach for the St. Joseph Flyers high school soccer program as well.
Mims has coached for one year for the Quad Cities United Soccer Club in Davenport, Iowa and he holds a USSF National “D” License. A native of Davenport, Iowa, he is a 2009 graduate of Central High School.
Casey Collins begins his second season as an assistant coach with the University of Houston-Victoria soccer program. Collins joined 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. Both programs made multiple state appearances during his time with each team. He was also a member of the coaching staff for Seattle United youth soccer club, one of the largest youth clubs on the West Coast. He also currently serves as the head coach for the St. Joseph Lady Flyers soccer team.
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 Advanced National Goalkeeping license.