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Rhinos' coach leaving for Pittsburgh; team owners to talk about future of local soccer on Wed.

Nov 14, 2017

Credit Rochester Rhinos

The Rochester Rhinos says the head coach of that soccer team is leaving to assume similar duties with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds.

Bob Lilley coached a total of 177 matches and compiled a record of 87-37-53, while serving as the Rochester Rhinos head coach during two stints: 2010 - 211 and 2014 - 2017. 

He had just led the team to the 2015 USL Championship four months before David and Wendy Dworkin took over as owners of the franchise in March of 2016.

“We knew Bob Lilley as one of the most respected coaches in the United Soccer League.  He provided leadership to the team and to our organization.   We thank him for his commitment to giving Rochester fans plenty of exciting soccer,” said David Dworkin.

“We will certainly miss Bob Lilley’s expertise and his incredible knowledge of soccer.  He’s been a guiding force as coach of the Rochester Rhinos and we are grateful for all he has done for our team and soccer in Rochester,” said Wendy Dworkin, co-owner of the team. 

The Dworkins plan to hold a news conference Wednesday to discuss the future of professional soccer in Rochester.