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Drayson Hounsome

Head Coach

The winningest coach in program history, Drayson Hounsome enters his eighth season as the head coach of the Rider womens soccer team in 2015 having led the Broncs to five consecutive winning seasons, four appearances in the MAAC playoffs, the 2014 MAAC Championship and its first ever appearance in the 2014 NCAA National Tournament.

In just 5 seasons Hounsome has trained and developed and four Academic All-Americans, ten All MAAC players, twelve All Rookie selections, eight MAAC All-Tournament players, two NSCAA All Regional players, the 2014 Player of the Year, 2014 Tournament MVP and the 2012 Rookie of the Year. In just his third season at Rider, Hounsome was named the 2010 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Coach of the Year.

Prior to joining Rider University, Hounsome spent 7 seasons at the C. W. Post Campus of Long Island University where he was named the 2007 Northeast NSCAA Regional Coach of the Year, after leading the Pioneers to a 17-1-3 record and advancing to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Division II National Championship Tournament. Hounsome led C. W. Post to an 85-34-17 record in seven seasons, also leading the Pioneers to the 2003 ECAC Championship, 2005 NYCAC Championship and advancing to the NCAA Division II Womens Soccer Championship tournament twice in three seasons.

Ellis Badillo

Assistant Coach

Fall 2015 marks the fourth season for Badillo as assistant coach at Rider. In his first three seasons the Broncs have compiled an impressive 31-18-7 record, two appearances in the MAAC playoffs with a 4-1 post season record and the 2014 MAAC Championship.

Orginally from London, England, Badillo has been training teams in the South Jersey area since 2002 and many of his former players have gone on to have successful collegiate careers. A former academy player with Chelsea FC, he won a British Universities National Championship with Roehampton University and played at a semi-professional level for over ten years.

Badillo holds a BSc in Sports Studies and Health Studies and a MA in Sport, Culture and Development, both from the Roehampton University, where he went on to teach the International Politics of Sport. He has coached with both the Fulham FC and Wimbledon FC youth academies and currently holds coaching licenses with both the USSF and NSCAA.