Story courtesy of Schreiner University Sports Information
KERRVILLE, Texas -- Bill Raleigh has been named Schreiner University’s Director of Athletics after serving as the Assistant Athletic Director and Chair of the Exercise and Sports Studies program at Southwestern University.
Prior to his role in administration, Raleigh coached the men’s basketball program at Southwestern for 15 years.
During his tenure with the SU basketball program, Raleigh guided the Pirates to success on the court as well as in the classroom. The program consistently had a team GPA above 3.0 and for 10 straight years was recognized by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honor Court for their academic accomplishments. All but one of the four year letter winners who played for Raleigh during his tenure graduated from Southwestern University. On the court, the Pirates had their best season under Raleigh’s tutelage during the 2004-2005 campaign. With a 20-7 overall record and 11-3 in the SCAC, the Pirates earned their best record, a regular season championship and #1 seed in the conference tournament for the first –time in school history. Also, the Pirates advanced to the Championship game of the SCAC tournament during the 2008-2009 season with an 18-10 overall record. Raleigh was twice named SCAC Coach of the year and coached SCAC Player of the Year and NABC 3rd team All-American, Aaron Bowser. Furthermore, Coach Raleigh produced 34 All-SCAC selections and two 1,000 point scorers during his tenure.
Before joining Southwestern, Raleigh was the head men's basketball coach/head golf coach at the University of Dallas and an assistant basketball coach at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, VA and Washington & Lee University in Lexington, VA.
After earning bachelor’s degree in business administration from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA, Raleigh attended Seton Hall University’s School of Law in Newark, NJ and earned his juris doctor degree.
A Native of Colts Neck, NJ, Raleigh has two teenage daughters, Casey and Carson, and has been married to his wife Maureen for over 20 years.
Dr. Charles Hueber on the hiring of Bill Raleigh: "Bill brings with him a wealth of experience in both athletics administration and coaching that will help Schreiner Athletics continue to build on the success that our programs have had over the past decade. I am excited to have him join us as we look to expand our programs. His leadership will be critical to our success moving forward."