Football Coaching Staff
Michael Nicastro
Defensive Assistant
Coach Info:
Position: Defensive Assistant
Hometown: Clarksville, Md.
High School: Our Lady of Good Counsel

Michael Nicastro, a former University at Albany team captain and standout at linebacker, returned to his alma mater as a defensive assistant in January 2018.

Nicastro, a 2016 graduate with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric and Communication, finished his career fifth on UAlbany’s all-time list with 310 career tackles. His 126 tackles as a senior rank as the ninth-highest single-season total in program history.

The Clarksville, Md., native was a Colonial Athletic Association First-Team All-Conference player in 2016 and Third-Team All-Conference player in 2014. As a senior, he was the program's recipient of the Todd J. Clark memorial Award, given annually to a student-athlete who embodies leadership, courage and selflessness.