College coaching moves: Dartmouth's Riley gets Notre Dame job

Dartmouth head coach Chad Riley, who played at Notre Dame and was an assistant under Bobby Clark, will succeed the Scotsman as the Irish men's head coach.

NCAA Division I men's coaching moves:
Dartmouth Out: Chad Riley (Notre Dame head coach)
Out: Craig Blazer; In: Mark Plotkin (Colgate associate).
Gonzaga Out: Einar Thorarinsson (retired); In: Paul Meehan (Gonzaga assistant).
Notre Dame Out: Bobby Clark (retired); In: Chad Riley (Dartmouth head coach)
Penn State Out: Bob Warming (retired); In: Jeff Cook (Bethlehem Steel assistant)
Oregon State Out: Steve Simmons; In: Terry Boss (Virginia associate).
Temple Out: Dave MacWilliams; In: Brian Rowland (Maryland associate).
St. Francis, Pa. Out: Paulo Neto.
Saint Louis Out: Mike McGinty.
San Diego Out: Seamus McFadden (retired); In: Brian Quinn (San Diego assistant).
Seton Hall Out: Gerson Echeverry (Rio Grande Valley FC); In: Andreas Lindberg (LIU-Post head coach).

Dartmouth won a combined 51 games over Riley's five seasons (51-26-14 in 2013-17) and captured Ivy League titles each of the last four years -- the first time that's happened in the league in 32 years. He was Ivy League Coach of the Year honors three of the last four years.

The Big Green won first-round NCAA Tournament games in 2014 (Fordham), 2015 (Hartwick) and 2016 (St. Francis Brooklyn) and earned the No. 15 seed in 2017.

“My wife and I are excited to come home, not only to Notre Dame, but to the South Bend community,” said Riley. “This is our home and we look forward to getting back involved with this wonderful community."

Riley, a Houston native, played four seasons at Notre Dame, including the first three years of Clark's 17-year tenure. He He led the Irish in assists in three season and led the team in scoring with 12 points as a freshman in 2000.

Prior to returning to South Bend, where he spent six years as Clark's assistant, he was an assistant at Division III  Oberlin College in Ohio in 2004 and at St. John's in 2005. In 2012, Riley joined head coach Jeff Cook's Dartmouth staff as an assistant coach.

Notre Dame vice president and director of athletics Jack Swarbrick: “Chad Riley not only brings to Notre Dame a track record of winning titles and regularly qualifying for NCAA Championship play, but having both played and coached for Bobby Clark he already has a great understanding of the culture this program has built over the last two decades. We expect Chad to have a seamless transition into his new assignment in great part because he has a perfect sense of the expectations and opportunities both on and off the field at Notre Dame."

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