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Stu Riddle Departs WMU

Courtesy: Mat Kanan, director of athletic media relations
Release: 01/04/2013
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Stu Riddle was announced as the new head men's soccer coach at the University at Buffalo on January 2, departing Western Michigan University after four seasons leading the Broncos.

Riddle restored WMU to one of the finest in the MAC and Great Lakes Region during his tenure, making back-to-back appearances in the MAC Championship game in 2010 and 2011, defeating defending national champion Akron along the way in 2011.

Riddle led the Broncos to winning seasons in two of his four years, something that had only been done twice in the 15 seasons prior to his hiring.

In four seasons, Riddle went 33-36-9, had 10 all-conference selections, eight all-tournament team selections, six Academic All-MAC honorees and produced an individual NCAA statistical champion in goals per game (0.93 gpg) in Saeed Sulemana Baba in 2009.

The 2012 Bronco squad (11-6-2) carried a 3.45 team Grade Point Average which was the second highest in NCAA Division I men's soccer and fourth amongst all divisions combined.

"I want to thank Kathy Beauregard for giving me my first head coaching opportunity and Dennis Corbin for his unwavering support during my tenure," Riddle said.

"The program is in a very good place athletically and academically and I am very proud of what the team has accomplished."

WMU Athletics will begin a search for its next men's soccer coach immediately.