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Men’s soccer program completes coaching staff for 2012 season

Rossi and Poe join Bearcats

September 4, 2012

Men’s soccer program completes coaching staff for 2012 season

Contact: David O’Brian (

VESTAL, N.Y.—The Binghamton men’s soccer program has filled out its coaching staff for the 2012 season. Head coach Paul Marco will be joined by first-year assistants Nic Rossi and Daniel Poe.

Rossi was an assistant coach with Ohio State the past two years. The Buckeyes finished the 2010 season No. 17 in the final NSCAA rankings and advanced to the third round of the NCAA Tournament.

Prior to his stint in Columbus, Rossi was the assistant coach/recruiting coordinator for Division III Stevens Tech for one year. The Ducks won the Empire Eight Conference in 2009, advanced to the third round of the NCAA Tournament and finished the year ranked
No. 15 in the NSCAA Division III rankings.

From 2007-09, Rossi was the Director of Soccer Operations for Brown University. In 2007, the Bears won the Ivy League title and were the No. 6 overall seed in that year’s NCAA Tournament.

A 2008 graduate of Rhode Island College, Rossi earned his master’s degree in coaching education from Ohio University in 2011.

Rossi has earned both his USSF “A” License as well as his NSCAA Advanced National Diploma.

Poe, meanwhile, is a 2008 graduate of Clemson University, where he played for the Tigers in the ACC. In 2005 and 2006, his team advanced to the NCAA Tournament.

Since February, Poe has been a coach within New York Red Bulls training program. The previous three years, he was the head coach for the U-19 St. Mary’s United Storm Boys Team.

Poe holds the NSCAA Premier Diploma and Level I Goalkeeping Diploma.

“We ended up replacing both of our assistants pretty late and I was unsure at first about the pool of candidates,” Marco said. “But I feel we hired two fantastic coaches. Nic has been at some very good programs and understands what it takes to excel. This is Dan’s first college coaching job but he played in the highly competitive ACC and I have assessed him during some coaching clinics.”

TRANSACTION—Nic Rossi and Daniel Poe hired as assistant coaches.

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