On February 15, 2018, the University at Albany and head men’s soccer coach Trevor Gorman announced the hiring of Rich Nassif as an assistant coach for the program.
Nassif played four years at Northwestern University as a goalkeeper, appearing in two NCAA tournaments and advancing as far as the Elite Eight. Following his graduation, he spent two years as the Director of Operations for the Wildcats before assuming an assistant coaching position. Nassif landed his first head coaching position at Benedictine University in 2012. After four years at the helm of the Eagles, Nassif returned to his alma mater as an assistant coach for the 2016 and 2017 seasons.