Norm Riker's Career Achievements
Head Coach Connecticut College Women’s Soccer: 2011 – Present
Head Coach Wittenberg University Women’s Soccer: 2002 – 2010
Head Coach (interim) Vassar College Women’s Soccer: 2000
2007 NSCAA DIII Great Lakes Regional Coach of the Year
2014 NSCAA DIII New England Region Coach of the Year
2014 NESCAC Coach of the Year
NSCAA Premier Diploma
USSF “B” License
Career record as a Head Coach: 147 – 85 – 54
Five NCAA appearance as a Coach (’06, ’07, ’08, ’09, ‘14)
Career NCAA Tournament Record: 4-4-2
Coached Five NSCAA ALL-AMERICANS
Norm Riker was named the head women's soccer coach at Connecticut College in the summer of 2011. Riker compiled an impressive 108-51-25 record as the head coach at Wittenberg University, directing the program to its first four appearances in the NCAA Championship tournament from 2006-2009.
Under Riker’s direction in 2014, the Camel women’s soccer program made history by capturing the College’s first NESCAC Team Championship, setting a program record with 16 victories along the way.
The Camels earned a victory against Swarthmore College in the first round of the NCAA Championship at Montclair, N.J.
At the conclusion of the season, central midfielder Astrid Kempainen of Chazy, N.Y. was recognized as a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-American, becoming the first Camel women’s soccer player to receive first team plaudits in program history. Riker also becomes one of the rare college coaches that has taken two programs to the NCAA tournament and received NSCAA Regional Coach of the Year honors in two different regions of the country."
At Wittenberg, Riker directed the program to seven consecutive appearances in the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) playoffs and four consecutive conference crowns. The Tigers climbed to as high as No. 8 in the NSCAA national poll and have been consistently ranked among the top 25 in the nation.
Riker's success on the field can only be rivaled by his team's efforts in the classroom. The Tigers have received seven NSCAA Team Academic Awards under his tutelage and his teams have consistently carried a mean grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
Riker earned a Bachelor of Arts at Springfield College in 1992 and went on to receive a Master of Professional Studies in Education from the State University of New York at New Paltz.
A native of Block Island, R.I., Riker's arrival in New London has been a homecoming of sorts. Riker and his wife Gabrielle N. Antoniadis Riker, Connecticut College Class of 1989, have two daughters, Isabelle and Sofia.