Schreiner University has named Bill Raleigh as its director of athletics. He comes from Southwestern University in Georgetown, where he was assistant athletic director and chair of the exercise and sports studies, and fitness and recreation activities programs.
“Bill brings with him a wealth of experience in both athletics administration and coaching that will help us continue to build on the success our programs have had over the past decade,” said Schreiner University Dean of Students Dr. Charles M. Hueber.
Competing in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Association (SCAC), Schreiner fields men’s and women’s teams in cross country, soccer, basketball, golf and tennis, and a men’s team in baseball and women’s teams in volleyball and softball. Schreiner will add a NCAA DIII track program for men and women starting in the fall 2018 season.
“Bill knows a great deal about how the SCAC works. We are excited to have him join us as we look to expand our programs. His leadership will be critical to our success moving forward,” added Hueber.
Prior to becoming an administrator at Southwestern, Raleigh coached its basketball program for 15 years. His teams were recognized for their academic accomplishments, and on the court he led the Pirates to a regular-season championship in 2004-2005 with a 20-7 overall record, 11-3 in the SCAC. His Pirates also advanced to the SCAC tournament championship at the end of the 2008-2009 season. He was named SCAC Coach of the Year for 2002-03 and 2004-05.
He has also coached at the University of Dallas, Randolph-Macon College, and Washington & Lee University. He holds a juris doctor degree from Seton Hall University School of Law in Newark, NJ, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA.
A Native of Colts Neck, NJ, he and his wife, Maureen, have two teenage daughters, Casey and Carson.
Raleigh succeeds Ron Macosko, who resigned after serving almost 12 years as Schreiner’s director of athletics. Macosko oversaw the Mountaineers move to the SCAC in 2013, and coached the men’s golf team to the NCAA DIII national championship in 2014.