Julian Richens begins his seventh season as the men’s soccer head coach at Saint Peter’s in 2017-18.
In 2016, Richens led the Peacocks to a 1-0 win over MAAC powerhouse rival and defending regular season champion, Monmouth. The win over Monmouth was the first in program history with Monmouth as a member of the MAAC. The Peacocks also led the MAAC in saves and saves per game in 2016. Richens led Saint Peter’s to a team-best seven wins with him at the helm in 2015, while the Peacocks also advanced to the MAAC Tournament. Richens has coached two All-MAAC first-team selection, five All-MAAC second-team honorees and one All-Rookie team selection in his tenure at Saint Peter’s.
He came to Saint Peter’s after serving as a men’s assistant coach at Rider for four seasons.
Since coming to the United States in 1999, Richens has been a Regional Manager for Noga ProExcel, a national coaching company. He also directed Champions World Camps with AC Milan and served as head coach for New Jersey City University’s women’s team during the 2003 season.
Richens owns and operates Player’s Edge Soccer, a coaching education company based in Central NJ. A noted youth coach with boy’s and girl’s teams and in the last four years his teams have won a National Championship, three State Cups and appeared in seven State Finals. 3 of his teams have been national ranked top 15 teams.
Richens earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Science in 1998 from Brunel University in England. He is licensed by the USSF, NSCAA and UEFA