As the Hofstra University Department of Athletics celebrates the 50th anniversary of the passing of Title IX, we will honor, acknowledge, and inform our University community about some of the members of the Pride who helped make a difference at Hofstra and paved the way for today’s current student-athletes, coaches, administrators, and teams. Leading up to the June 23 anniversary of the passage of Title IX, Hofstra Athletics will feature many individuals who played a role in enacting change or those whose experiences at Hofstra were enhanced by the efforts of those who came before them.
Title IX is a federal civil rights law in the United States of America that was passed as part (Title IX) of the Education Amendments of 1972. It prohibits sex-based discrimination in any school or other education program that receives funding from the federal government .
Please consider a gift to celebrate and support the 50th anniversary of Title IX! All proceeds from this campaign will go directly towards our hofstra Athletics Pride Club account for women’s athletics.
This week, we feature an interview with women’s soccer student-athlete, Annabel Hoffman and head women’s soccer coach, Simon Riddiough.
Riddiough, a 1994 Hofstra graduate, was a four-year letterman and captain on the Flying Dutchmen soccer team from 1990-94. He has been a member of the Hofstra women’s soccer staff for 26 years, including four as an associate head coach prior to his promotion to the head coaching position following the conclusion of the 2005 season.
Since taking over as head coach, Riddiough has catapulted the women’s soccer program into a national powerhouse. A four-time Colonial Athletic Association Coach of the Year, Riddiough has accumulated over 200 career wins and has led Hofstra to nine NCAA Tournaments and six CAA Championships. This past season, Riddiough and the women’s soccer program achieved a United Soccer Coaches national ranking as high as No. 10, the highest ranking in program history. In all, he has coached 17 major CAA award winners, seven NSCAA/USC All-Americans, 11 NSCAA/USC Scholar All-Americans, and five CoSIDA Academic All-Americans.