COLUMBUS, Ohio – John Bluem, who enters his 14th season as head coach of the Ohio State men’s soccer team, has added Nic Rossi to his staff as a volunteer assistant coach for the 2010 season. Rossi joins the Buckeyes after serving as the assistant coach for the men’s soccer team at Stevens Institute of Technology for one season.

Prior to his time at Stevens, Rossi was the director of soccer operations for the Brown soccer program from 2007-09. While there he was in charge of scheduling, scouting, game day operations, as well as implementing training sessions. 

He also held the position of assistant director of coaching with Bruno United FC for five years, along with serving as a youth coach for the squad.

Rossi was a four-year letter winner and starter for Rhode Island, leading them to the 2005 ECAC Championship. He went on to play for the Rhode Island Stingrays for two seasons, as well as the Western Mass Pioneers for one year.

Rossi graduated from Rhode Island College in 2006 with a bachelor of arts in history and a minor in justice studies. He earned a NSCAA Advanced National Diploma in 2009.

Rossi and his fiancée, Amy Switzer, reside in Athens. Switzer is in her first season as assistant coach with the Ohio University women’s soccer team.