August 1, 2010


Riginos hired as head coach at Winthrop


Former Clemson assistant Tom Riginos has been named head coach at Winthrop.


Riginos has spent the past eight years with the Tigers. The associate head coach has been recruiting coordinator and has worked with the hitters and outfielders.


This past season, Riginos helped Clemson to a record of 45-25 and a spot in the College World Series. The Tigers won the ACC Atlantic Division title before winning the Auburn Regional and Clemson Super Regional.


Prior to coming to Clemson, Riginos was an assistant for nine years at his alma mater, Stetson, from 1994-2002. He was recruiting coordinator and worked with the hitters and outfielders.


Riginos was an assistant coach at Countryside (Fla.) High School in 1991 and was a graduate assistant in 1992-93 at Eastern Kentucky.


The Eagles were 27-30 this past season, including 13-14 in the Big South.


Riginos replaced Joe Hudak, whose contract was not renewed.