Men's Soccer Announces Bret Celeste as Assistant Coach
ALBANY, N.Y. – The University at Albany men’s soccer program and head coach Trevor Gorman have announced Bret Celeste as and assistant coach for the upcoming season. Celeste is the second addition to the men’s coaching staff this offseason, joining Rich Nassif on the sidelines.
“We’re excited to add Bret to our staff and to welcome him back to the Capital Region,” said Gorman. “Brett has extensive experience, as both a player and coach, within the state of New York and the America East Conference. He will bring that knowledge to our staff and be a valuable piece of the Great Dane program moving forward.”
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 roel at the BC United Soccer Association last October.
The 2017 Great Danes won a Division 1-era program record 14 games en route to a 1-0, double-overtime victory over UMass Lowell to clinch their second straight America East title. UAlbany met Maryland in the first round of the NCAA tournament, dispatching the Terrapins in the eighth round of penalty kicks, before falling at Western Michigan in the second round.