Ridenhour taking over at Winthrop for retiring Posipanko


Winthrop men’s soccer has tapped assistant Daniel Ridenhour to take over the program from 27-year veteran Rich Posipanko. 

Ridenhour has been an assistant for 12 years after serving on the staff at Georgia State and playing at Old Dominion. He becomes just the fourth head coach in program history.

Posipanko announced that he would be stepping down at the end of the season back in May. The 1991, 2006 and 2008 Big South Conference coach of the year compiled a 391-270-59 record while leading the Eagles to six NCAA Tournament berths.

The Eagles won the Big South Tournament championship on penalties this year, but lost 3-0 to Elon in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Ridenhour will have some rebuilding to do with the loss of 10 seniors from this year’s team.

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