Shane Rineer joins FC Bucks, bringing with him a wealth of experience and success across many levels of NCAA and club soccer.
Rineer was recently added to the Drexel Mens Soccer staff as the top assistant coach after a season with the Colgate Raiders, who won the Patriot League title and beat No. 22 New Hampshire in the first round of the NCAA Tournament before falling at No. 1 Wake Forest in the second round. The Raiders went 13-5-5 overall and posted a .699 goals against average as a team, 16th-best in the nation.
The role at Drexel will be a return to the Philadelphia area for Rineer, who was the head coach at Haverford for seven seasons prior to his joining the staff at Colgate. Rineer guided Haverford to three NCAA Tournament appearances, three Centennial Conference Tournament championships and an 87-38-12 overall record during his seven years there. In 2015, Rineer led the Fords to the program's first ever NCAA quarterfinals appearance, part of a program-record 18-win season.
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 2015 season. He mentored 36 All-Centennial Conference selections during his tenure at Haverford including 12 First Team All-Centennial selections and a pair of All-Americans.
Prior to his time at Haverford, Rineer held posts at Amherst, Villanova and Eastern. He also has extensive club coaching experience.
A 2006 graduate of Eastern with a bachelor's degree in early childhood education, Rineer earned All-PAC honors as a player there in 2004 and 2005. As a sophomore and senior, Rineer's team won the PAC title and went to the NCAA Tournament.