Butler Joins Women’s Soccer Program


Head women’s soccer coach Ellie Davis has announced the addition of Riley Butler as an assistant coach on her staff. 

Butler served as an assistant women’s soccer coach at Pitt for two years. While at Pitt, he planned training sessions, created itineraries for road trips, edited game film for individual players, broke down film of opponents, worked summer camps, and trained the goalkeepers.

“We are excited to have Riley join our program,” said Davis.

Before coaching at Pitt, Butler was an assistant men’s soccer coach at Radford University in Virginia for four years. While at Radford, the Highlanders posted a 50-17-11 record, made two NCAA Tournament appearances, and won four conference championships.

“Riley’s past experience with the men’s side at Radford, and two years with the women’s team at Pitt, make him a great addition,” said Davis. “He is organized, personable and shows passion for the sport.”

Butler earned his bachelor’s degree in marketing and management from Jacksonville University in Florida in 2009. During his career at Jacksonville, he was a member of two conference championship teams, as well as a program that advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. 

After finishing his college soccer career, Butler played in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) with Jacksonville United FC. He won a national championship with this team in 2010.