Eddie Radwanski is entering his sixth season as the head coach of the Clemson women’s soccer team, one he has been patiently waiting on. With 18 returning players, including all of last season’s starters, 14 goal scorers, and a nationally ranked 9-member recruiting class, Radwanski looks for continued success this season. Radwanski was named the NSCAA Regional Coach of the Year in 2015, the first time a Clemson coach has earned the honor since 2000.
The 2015 squad finished tied for second in the ACC and advanced to its second consecutive NCAA Tournament. Senior goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan earned All-American honors in 2015, the first Tiger to do so since 2006, and was one of five players to receive All-ACC Honors, the most in school history. The team also saw success in the classroom as senior Emily Byorth was named an Academic All-American, the first Clemson player to earn the honor since 2006, and was one of six players to earn Academic All-ACC honors.
The Clemson women's soccer team has continued to make great strides in the classroom under Radwanski. The Tigers recorded a cumulative team grade point average of 3.30 for the spring semester of 2013. It marked the 26th consecutive semester of at least a 3.0 GPA for the program, the longest active streak among all Clemson teams. In addition, Radwanski's team has earned the NSCAA Team Academic Award the past two years, and he has had two players named to the All-ACC Academic team in each of his first two seasons as well.
Prior to arriving at Clemson, Radwanski spent 10 seasons as the head coach at UNC Greensboro, where he amassed a 140-65-13 record and led the Spartans to five NCAA tournament appearances during his tenure. The Spartans, who concluded the 2010 season with a 19-2-1 record, were ranked 10th in the nation according to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America final regular season poll. That year, Radwanski was named the association's Southeast Region Coach of the Year.
The Spartans won the Southern Conference regular season and/or tournament championship eight of Radwanski's 10 seasons, and the team earned the NSCAA Team Academic Award every year from 2001-2010. In his 10 years at UNC Greensboro, Radwanski coached 19 NSCAA Regional All-Americans, 46 All-Southern Conference selections, five SoCon Freshmen of the Year, five SoCon Players of the Year and four SoCon Tournament Most Valuable Players. He was a three-time SoCon Coach of the Year, in 2006, 2007 and 2008.
Radwanski's women's soccer coaching experience includes nine seasons (2002-2010) as coach of the 1994 Region III Olympic Development Program Team. In addition, Radwanski spent one season as the head coach of the Piedmont Spark, which won the 1999 W-League regular season national championship under his watch. He was also the head coach and coaching director for the Twisters Soccer Club of Greensboro for three years from 1996-1999.
Prior to coaching, Radwanski played four seasons at UNC Greensboro from 1981-1984 and was captain of the school's NCAA Division III men's soccer national championship teams in 1982 and 1983. Radwanski, a two-time All-American, was inducted into the UNC Greensboro Hall of Fame in 2000.
Radwanski played five seasons for the Carolina Dynamo from 1993-1998 and helped the team win U.S. Interregional Soccer League national titles in 1993 and 1994. He was named the USISL MVP and national finals MVP in 1993.
A member of the U.S. National Team Pool from 1985-92, Radwanski made five starts for the National Team in 1985. He also played with the World Cup, Olympic, World University and National Indoor teams in the 1980s and early 1990s.
Radwanski earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from UNC Greensboro in 1997. He holds a United States Soccer Federation "A" coaching license, as well as an NSCAA Premier Diploma. Radwanski and his wife, Stephanie, have one daughter, Logan.