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Coaching Feb 17, 2021

University of Richmond women’s soccer program hires Adrian Clewlow

RICHMOND, Va. – The University of Richmond women’s soccer head coach Marty Beall announced the hiring of former Spider soccer standout Adrian Clewlow as a Volunteer Assistant Coach, announced Wednesday. Clewlow will coach the goalkeepers.

Adrian Clewlow is a world class goalkeeper coach with extensive professional and collegiate coaching experience,” Beall said. “His passion for the game and for his alma mater is evident every single day. I’m so grateful that Clewie is investing his time and energy into our athletes.”

Clewlow comes to the Spiders after five seasons as Goalkeeping Coach at the Richmond Kickers and holds a FA Youth Coaching Certification, NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma, NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, and NSCAA Advanced National Goalkeeping Diploma. Clewlow returns to Richmond for the second time as a coach having served as an assistant coach in 2014 and 2015 seasons.

He played in the youth and academy teams for Gillingham F.C. and Chelsea F.C. in England, and also represented England at the U-18 schoolboy level before attending the University of Richmond where he was a four-year starter and two-year captain for the Spiders. The CAA Rookie of the Year was a two-time All-South Regional All-American selection in his final two seasons and led the team to the 1998 CAA Championship. He received his bachelor’s degree in Health and Sports Science at UR in 1998 and a master’s degree in Sports Management from the United States Sports Academy in 2012.

Clewlow’s professional playing career included stints with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds, New Orleans Storm, and two seasons with the Richmond Kickers, before coaching college soccer at the NCAA Division I, II, and III levels.