Bates College Interim Head Men’s Soccer Coach
Noah Riskind ’16, an economics major with a minor in Spanish and Teach For America alumnus, has been named interim head coach of Bates men’s soccer. Prior to being promoted, Riskind served as team assistant. Previously he played varsity soccer at Bates for four years; two as captain. Additionally he represented Bethesda Soccer Club and Region I ODP teams.
Early Life and Education
Noah Riskind is an award-winning painter and former gymnast, having competed for the United States Men’s National Gymnastics Team. He holds a master’s degree from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and serves as an affiliate researcher at MIT Center for Advanced Visual Studies; additionally, he teaches classes at Tufts University, The Boston Museum of Fine Arts and The California Institute of the Arts.
He is currently the interim head coach of Bates men’s soccer. Prior to that he served as a seventh grade math teacher in New Bedford, Massachusetts as well as teaching English to middle school students in Colombia for two consecutive Fulbright grants.
He serves as Assistant Director for Rosati Leadership Academy in Lewiston, Maine which offers free after school soccer programs to local children.
Noah Riskind currently serves as interim head coach of Bates men’s soccer, having previously served as its assistant coach. He replaces former head coach Tyler Sheikh who stepped down earlier in 2019. He earned New England Small College Athletic Conference All-Academic accolades in fall 2015. Additionally, he played professionally with Bethesda Soccer Club and served on its Region I ODP team. Riskind earned her bachelor of economics from Bates, and since graduating has taught seventh grade math for Teach for America corps member in New Bedford, Massachusetts as well as English at Colombia on two Fulbright grants.
Achievement and Honors
Noah Riskind holds a bachelor of economics from Bates College and currently works as the assistant coach for their men’s soccer team. Over four years he was captain twice and received New England Small College Athletic Conference All-Academic honors in 2015. Prior to Bates he played with Bethesda Soccer Club and Region I ODP before supporting both day to day and long term operations at Rosati Leadership Academy located in Lewiston Maine as full time support staffer. Furthermore he has taught for Teach for America before serving on Fulbright grants in Colombia before rejoining Bates College to assist with men’s Soccer team management.
Noah Riskind is married to Elizabeth and has two children. An avid outdoorsman and passionate supporter of animal rights, he also enjoys astronomy – being a member of Lewiston Stargazers Club as well as appearing in several television shows such as Street Justice and two episodes from Highlander’s first season.
Now serving as interim head coach of Bates Men’s Soccer Team. Prior to that he served as an assistant. Following graduation from Bates he taught seventh grade math as part of Teach for America corps member before teaching English in Colombia for two academic years on Fulbright grants.
Riskind earned both his Economics major and Spanish minor degrees at Bates, and was honored as part of NESCAC All-Academic team for 2015.