Tom Riginos

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Tom Riginos
Sport(s) Baseball
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Winthrop
Conference Big South Conference
Record 132–150
Biographical details
Born (1968-04-05) April 5, 1968 (age 49)
Tampa, Florida
Playing career
1987–1990 Stetson
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1992–1993 Eastern Kentucky (Asst.)
1994–2002 Stetson (Asst.)
2003–2010 Clemson (Asst.)
2011–Present Winthrop
Head coaching record
Overall 132–150
Tournaments Big South: 5–3

Thomas Anthony "Tom" Riginos (born April 5, 1968) is an American college baseball coach, currently serving as head coach of the Winthrop Eagles baseball team. He was named to that position prior to the 2011 season.[1][2][3][4]

Playing and early coaching career[edit]

Riginos played at Stetson, earning four letters and serving as team captain in his senior season of 1990. He stole 61 bases in his college career and helped lead the team to three conference titles and three NCAA Regionals. He spent the 1991 season as an assistant at Countryside High School before earning an assistant coaching position at Eastern Kentucky. While working with the Colonel's hitters and outfielders, he earned a master's degree in Physical Education/Sports Administration. He then worked at Stetson as an assistant and recruiting coordinator. In his time with the Hatters under Pete Dunn, he recruited six future All-Americans and ten Freshman All-Americans.[1]

Clemson and Winthrop[edit]

In 2003, Riginos was hired as an assistant to Jack Leggett at Clemson. He again served as hitting coach and later added recruiting coordinator duties. Each of his recruiting classes with the Tigers was ranked highly by Collegiate Baseball, and Clemson's batting average routinely topped .300. The Tigers also ranked highly in home runs and several other offensive categories in Riginos' tenure, and advanced to a pair of College World Series, five Super Regionals, and seven NCAA Regionals in his eight seasons. He was hired as head coach at Winthrop after the 2010 CWS run, and has seen three players sign professional contracts, including a pair of draft picks.[1]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Winthrop Eagles (Big South Conference) (2011–present)
2011 Winthrop 27–30 15–12 4th (10)
2012 Winthrop 17–35 9–14 10th (11)
2013 Winthrop 21–33 8–15 5th (South) (6)
2014 Winthrop 27–33 14–13 1st (South) (6) Big South Tournament
2015 Winthrop 40–19 16–8 t-3rd Big South Tournament
2016 Winthrop 28-27 12-12 t-4th Big South Tournament
Winthrop: 160–177 74–74
Total: 160-177

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "2012 Baseball Coaching Staff". Winthrop Eagles. Retrieved January 16, 2014. 
  2. ^ Donald J. Boyles (July 30, 2010). "Winthrop Hires Clemson’s Tom Riginos As New Head Baseball Coach". College Baseball Daily. Retrieved January 16, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Tom Riginos Named Baseball Assistant Head Coach". Clemson Tigers. July 17, 2002. Retrieved January 16, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Winthrop hires Clemson assistant as baseball coach". WPDE. July 30, 2010. Retrieved January 16, 2014. 

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