Bob Reasso has led an extraordinary life internationally as an Athletic Director and Coach. He has studied in some of the top soccer clubs around the world and has played a major role in developing upcoming coaches and athletes. Reasso is known for his powerful leadership both on and off the field.
Bob Reasso began teaching and coaching at Delran High School in New Jersey. From there, he moved to Nasson College, an NAIA college in Maine as a soccer and baseball coach, as well as Assistant Athletic Director.
In 1981, Reasso was given a life changing opportunity to coach at Rutgers University. This partnership lasted for twenty-nine years, with Reasso becoming the head soccer coach, leading his team to thirteen NCAA tournaments and three final fours. During this time, Reasso built a strong relationship with the staff at the American University in Cairo, Egypt, where he recruited several athletes to Rutgers University.
In 2010, Reasso went on to become the Athletic Director at Husson University in Bangor, Maine.
From 2013-2018 Reasso worked with Pfeiffer University in North Carolina as the Vice President of Athletics and Soccer Coach. In 2015, Reasso’s team went to the final four. That 2015 team was undefeated and won the NCAA Division II National Championship. They finished the season with a 25-0 record, which was the only unbeaten men’s national championship in Pfeiffer history. That season Reasso was named National Coach of the Year for the second time.
Reasso’s last year at Pfeiffer was spent assisting in the transition of the University’s Athletics from Division II to Division III. His fundraising efforts have built a VIP seating in the Falcon Club for members, added lights to the soccer, softball and baseball fields, as well as helped complete an overhaul and upgrade of the weight room playing surfaces. Additionally, Reasso revolutionized the Sports Hall of Fame Dinner and the Falcon Sports Banquets to become first-class events.
In 2018, the American University offered Reasso a job as the Director of Athletics. For the last two years, he has enjoyed the rich culture of Egypt and her people. But as they say, “there is no place like home.