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Rossi selected to NSCAA’s “30 Under 30” Program
Second-year men’s soccer assistant cited as an up-and-coming college coach
July 22, 2013Tweet
VESTAL, N.Y. – Binghamton men’s assistant soccer coach Nic Rossi has been chosen to take part in the NSCAA’s 30 Under 30 Program. Launched earlier this summer, 30 Under 30 is a year-long education and mentorship opportunity for a select few up-and-comers who have made soccer coaching their career of choice. This program was created to support fledgling coaches and foster their growth at a crucial point in their vocation.
More than 350 applicants, all under 30 years old with at least 1-3 years college coaching experience, applied for admission into the program. Rossi was one of 15 men’s coaches chosen. There were also 15 women’s coached selected.
“What a great opportunity for Nic,” head coach Paul Marco said. “The NSCAA is the largest coaches’ association in the world and educating coaches is at the core of what they do. This experience is an honor and will no doubt help Nic as he continues to grow as a soccer coach. I’m sure he will make significant contributions to the 30/30 program.”
“It’s a great honor and privilege to have been selected to the program,” Rossi said. “I would like to thank Coach Marco for his support of my application and the guidance and mentorship working for him over the past year. The NSCAA does a great job educating coaches and providing resources to help grow and develop the game in this country. I look forward to the experience throughout the coming year to continue to grow and further expand my knowledge as a coach through some of the work I will need to complete as part of the program. It will be another great opportunity to work with and be mentored by some of the best coaches in the country.”
Even before arriving at Binghamton, Rossi had already begun to put together a standout resume. He was an assistant coach for nationally-ranked Ohio State in 2010 and 2011. Prior to that stint, he was the recruiting coordinator for Stevens Tech in 2009. The Ducks finished that season ranked No. 15 in the final NSCAA Division III poll.
From 2007-09 Rossi was the director of soccer operations at Brown University. In 2007, the Bears won the Ivy League title and were the No. 6 overall seed in that year’s NCAA Tournament.
Rossi has earned both his USSF “A” License as well as his NSCAA Advanced National Diploma