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Colgate adds Shane Rineer to men’s soccer coaching staff

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HAMILTON (Via Colgate)– Colgate University has announced the hiring of Shane Rineer as the new assistant coach for the men’s soccer program. Rineer comes to Colgate after an impressive seven-year stint as head coach at Haverford.

Rineer will fill the vacancy left by Mark Plotkin, who was named the head coach at DePaul in January.

“I am thrilled that Shane will be joining our staff and be a part of the Colgate Soccer and Colgate Athletics families,” said Ronning. “He is a proven winner and a great leader who will be a terrific role model for our student-athletes. Shane’s work ethic and knowledge will enable him to hit the ground running and help this program continue to reach new heights.”

Rineer guided Haverford to three NCAA Tournament appearances, three Centennial Conference Tournament Championships and an 87-38-12 overall record during his seven years at the helm. He orchestrated the Fords’ first-ever run to the NCAA Elite Eight in 2015 as Haverford recorded a program-record 18 wins.

A two-time Centennial Conference Coach of the Year, Rineer was also named the NSCAA Mid-Atlantic Region Coach of the Year and a finalist for national coach of the year following the historic 2015 season. He developed 36 All-Centennial Conference selections throughout his seven years at Haverford, including 12 first team All-Conference selections.

“I would first like to thank Wendy Smith and the Haverford soccer family,” Rineer said. “It has been a great seven years as the program has accomplished many great feats. I will miss the boys in the program and wish them the best moving forward. I would like to also thank Coach Ronning and the Colgate program for welcoming me. I look forward to being part of a their great tradition and becoming a Raider.”

Prior to his time at Haverford, Rineer spent two seasons as an assistant at Amherst, Villanova and Eastern. He also owns extensive club coaching experience.

Rineer graduated from Eastern in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. Rineer earned All-PAC honors as a player at Eastern in 2004 and 2005. He was a member of the 2003 and 2005 PAC Championship teams that went to the NCAA Tournament.