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Antoine Rivens
Antoine Rivens

Position:
Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Line

Year at Coastal:
Seventh


Antoine Rivens is in his seventh season as assistant head coach and will also handle the defensive line.

During his tenure at Coastal, Rivens has worked withsix First Team and seven Second Team All-Big South performers, including Coastal Carolina's top-two all-time sack leaders in Phillip Oboh andAdrain Grady, currently ranked second and third in Big South Conference history. In addition, three of his athletes have garnered league weekly honors for their play.

The 39-year-old Rivens arrived at Coastal Carolina from North Carolina Central University, where he was the assistant head coach offensive line coach for four seasons. Prior to that, he was the offensive line and special teams coach at Livingstone College, helping the Blue Bears to the 1997 and 1998 CIAA Conference titles. During his five seasons at Livingstone, he had at least one all-conference lineman each season.

A three-year starter and letterwinner at South Carolina on the offensive line, he was selected Freshman Player of the Year in 1989 and as a team captain for his senior season. Rivens graduated in 1992 with a degree in criminal justice.

Following his collegiate career, Rivens played professionally with the former Charlotte Rage of the Arena Football League (1994) and the Shreveport Pirates in the Canadian Football League (1995).

Born in Charlotte, N.C., Rivens attended West Charlotte High School, earning letters in football, basketball and track. He graduated in 1988 and was honored as the school's Athlete of the Year as a senior.

Rivens lives in Conway with his wife Tuletia and daughters Ariana (13) and Taryn (5).