On March 21, 2018, the University at Albany and head men’s soccer coach Trevor Gorman announced the hiring of Bret Celeste as an assistant coach for the program. He enters his second season with the program in 2019.
Celeste, a Capital Region native who graduated Saratoga Spring High School, played four years at Binghamton University as a defender/midfielder where he served as team captain as a junior and senior and helped the Bearcats advance to the America East title game in his senior season. Following his graduation, he joined Binghamton’s coaching staff as a volunteer assistant while earning his Master’s in Public Administration in December 2017. Additionally, Celeste took on a youth coaching role at the BC United Soccer Association last October.