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Creighton Women's Soccer Academy
Creighton Women's Soccer Academy

 

COACHING STAFF

Craig Scriven  |  Assistant Coach / Camp Director

Craig Scriven is an 11-year coaching veteran with experience at every level of competition. His career began in the United Kingdom in 2003 as a coach for the Southampton Woman F.C. squad. Scriven went on to serve as an all-star coach in Kansas HS (2004), an assistant coach for the Missouri Olympic Development program (2005) and the head coach for Leavenworth HS from 2005-07.

Scriven also worked as a regional coach for the United Soccer Academy (2003-11) and was an assistant coach for the women’s program at Rhode Island for three seasons (2011-13).

“Once I was named head coach, adding Craig Scriven as my assistant coach was a priority,” said Paule. “He will be an asset to the program, the team and myself as we lead this team to achieving our goals. I have known Craig for nine years as a friend and colleague and I am very confident in his coaching and leadership abilities to assist building our Creighton women soccer program to a high standard on the field, in the classroom and in the community.”

A four-year letterwinner at Park University in Parkville, Mo., Scriven was named the Freshman Player of the Year in 1999 before leading his squad to the NAIA Championship Game in 2002.

In 2002,Scriven earned a bachelor’s degree in communication with an emphasis in communication theory and human relations with a minor in public relations from Park University.

Scriven has his U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) Class “D” license and earned his NSCAA Premier Diploma during the summer of 2012.

“I’m very happy and excited to be joining Creighton University and I have been made to feel welcome immediately by everyone I have met,” said Scriven. “Being part of this program was an easy decision, (Paule) is very passionate about Creighton and I am looking forward to working with him, the players and rest of our staff and achieving our goals.”


Stepanie Rigamat  |  Assistant Coach

Stephanie Rigamat joined the Creighton women’s soccer staff in March of 2015. She brings a wealth of collegiate coaching experience to the Bluejays, including stints with New Mexico State, UNLV and UCLA.

Her focus with the Bluejays will be working with Creighton’s offense, an area she excelled at as a player.

“Stephanie brings a great attacking mindset and there is no doubt she will help us develop a dangerous team around the goal,” said Paule. “She is going to be a huge piece of our success and accomplishing our long-term vision. Not only is she an accomplished coach, Stephanie brings tremendous experience and expertise from playing at the highest level in college, professionally and with the U.S. Women’s National Team.”

Rigamat’s most recent coaching experience was at New Mexico State (2008-10), where she helped head coach Michael Needham build the Aggies program from scratch. The Aggies posted a combined record of 16-17-4 during her two seasons, including a berth in the Western Athletic Conference Tournament in New Mexico State’s first year as a program in 2009.

Prior to New Mexico State, Rigamat spent three seasons as an assistant coach at UNLV (2004-06), helping the Running Rebels to a 25-12-5 mark. Rigamat worked with recruiting, coordinated team travel and managed the academic services for student-athletes. The other assistant coach at UNLV, Needham, was so impressed with her efforts that he brought Rigamat with him to New Mexico State. Stephanie’s first coaching position came at her alma mater, UCLA, during the 2003 season as the Bruins’ Volunteer Assistant.

While Rigamat’s coaching career is impressive, the level of performance she reached as a player may be even greater. Rigamat made seven appearances on the U.S. National Soccer team in 2002 and was a member of the U-21 National Team. She played professionally with the Washington Freedom in the Women’s United Soccer Association (WUSA), earning the WUSA Founder’s Cup II Championship in 2002.

At the collegiate level, Rigamat spent her final two seasons (2000-01) at UCLA as well as two seasons at UC Irvine (1997-98). Rigamat led UCLA to its first appearance in the College Cup Finals in 2000. She earned All-American honors in each of her two seasons at UCLA, leading the Bruins with 13 goals and a UCLA single-season record at the time for assists with 11. Rigamat earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology from UCLA in 2001.


Luke Baxter  |  Volunteer Coach

Baxter officially joined the Creighton women's soccer staff in the spring of 2016, taking on the role of the Volunteer Goalkeeper Coach.

Baxter also serves as the Director of Goalkeeping at the Nebraska Olympic Development Program, the Infinite Sports World Goalkeeping Director and coaches at the Just4Keepers Goalkeeping Academy. He served as a Volunteer Assistant for Bellevue University's Men's Soccer team before joining the Creighton staff. Baxter started his coaching career as a goalkeeper and academy coach for the Bellevue Soccer Club from 2008-12 before moving into other coaching roles at the club and high school levels.

He played collegiatelly at Bellevue University from 2008-2012 and at the club level with Lincoln City FC (1998-2002, 2005-08), Scunthorpe United FC (2002-04), Lincoln City FC  and Bottesford Town FC (2010).

Baxter graduated with a bachelor's degree in Health and Human Performance from Bellevue University in 2013.

Baxter is currently pursuing additional education (psychology) and serves as a Head Resident in the Department of Student Life at Bellevue University.


Timothy Breen S.J.  |  Director of Operations

Breen is a Jesuit regent that joined Creighton this fall.

Tim has completed half of his Jesuit formation toward becoming a priest. He will
continue that journey at Creighton and will be working with the soccer programs in administrative capacities.

Breen comes to Creighton from Gonzaga Preparatory School  in Spokane, Wash. At Gonzaga Prep, Breen served as a Spanish teacher, soccer coach, and assistant athletic director while completing his first two years of Jesuit regency. Typically one final year at another institution is required, but Breen lobbied for a two year assignment with the Bluejays.

A former soccer player at Loyola-Chicago wanted to merge his passion for collegiate athletics and the church.

A native of Redondo Beach, Calif., Tim earned his bachelors degree in philosophy and Spanish from Loyola University Chicago and also holds a USSF (United States Soccer Federation) National “E” License.