Ridout returns for his third season having led the DeSales women’s soccer team to its best season in school history in 2015. He guided the Bulldogs to a school-record 14 wins, their first-ever MAC Freedom Championship, and first-ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament. Ridout was named the MAC Freedom Coach of the Year in 2015. In his first two years he has guided DSU to a 23-16 (.560) overall record.
Prior to arriving at DeSales, Ridout spent the previous eight years as an assistant coach at several different institutions. He spent two years coaching at North Carolina Wesleyan College as a full-time assistant of the women’s soccer team helping the Battling Bishops improve on a 6-10-1 overall record his first year to a 10-6-3 overall record in his second year on the sidelines.
Before NCWC Ridout was an assistant coach for both the men’s and women’s soccer teams at the University of Minnesota-Morris for three years. While at UMM the men’s team won the 2011 UMAC Championship earning the programs first-ever trip to the NCAA Tournament and the women’s team advanced to the conference championship game each of his last two years.
He has also served as a volunteer assistant coach for the men’s soccer team at the University of Richmond for one year and as the graduate assistant coach for the men’s soccer team at Lynchburg College for two years.
Ridout graduated from Randolph-Macon College in 2007 earning a bachelor of arts in history and later earned a M. Ed. from Lynchburg College in 2009 in educational leadership.
Ridout was a four-year letterwinner at RMC as a player leading the team in goals scored and total points in three of his four years. The Yellow Jackets were ranked as high as #11 in the NSCAA national rankings and he finished his career with 17 goals, 13 assists, and 47 career points.
A native of Chester, VA, Ridout holds an NSCAA National, Advanced National, and Premier Diplomas.