Riley Butler joined the University of Pittsburgh women's soccer staff in July 2018 after spending the previous four seasons as the assistant men's soccer coach at Radford University.
“I would like to thank Randy Waldrum for the opportunity to join his coaching staff and work with one of the best coaches in the game,” Butler said. “I am excited to be welcomed by the Pitt family and I am looking forward to working with the student athletes and competing in the ACC.”
Butler helped lead the Highlanders to an overall record of 50-17-11, leading squads that were ranked in the top 25 in 2014, 2015 and 2016. The Big South Tournament champions in 2016 and regular season champions in 2014, 2015 and 2016 earned NCAA berths in both 2015 and 2016 under Butler’s tutelage.
Since July 2014, Butler has also served as the Director of Youth Development and Director of Academy of the New River United Soccer Association. In addition to his club coaching experience, Butler served as the assistant boys coach at Episcopal School of Jacksonville (2012-14) and Fletcher High School (2008-12).
Following his collegiate career (2005-09) at Jacksonville University, Butler played three seasons for Jacksonville United and helped the squad to a NPSL National Championship in 2010. A Division I Scholar-Athlete at Jacksonville, he played an integral part in the Dolphins’ 2007 regular season Atlantic Sun Championship, 2008 A-Sun conference tournament title and second round appearance in that season’s NCAA College Cup.
A 2009 graduate of Jacksonville University, Butler earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing and management.