, the NWSL Coach of the Year in 2018 and 2019, has signed a contract extension with the North Carolina Courage through 2022.
He has been the Courage's coach since its
move from Western New York in 2017. It won the NWSL league title in 2018 and 2019 and the NWSL Shield as the regular-season champion in 2017, 2018 and 2019. He also coached the Western New York Flash
to the 2017 league title.
Before coaching in the NWSL, Riley coached in the WPS, WPSL, USISL and collegiately for CW Post.
“Ever since we started this special journey
with the Courage, Paul Riley has been the perfect person for what we are building here in North Carolina,” North Carolina FC owner Steve Malik
said. “Paul brings a professionalism
and intensity to improve every day to his leadership of our team. I look forward to continuing to work with Paul as we chase greatness on the field and keep growing the game here in the
The move comes the same week as the Courage signed stars Jessica McDonald
and Lynn Williams
to contract extensions.