BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Former Birmingham-Southern standout Joe Nasco has been named the new Assistant Men's Soccer Coach, it was announced today.
The appointment, effective June 1, 2016, fills the position of Greg Vinson, who is taking over head coaching duties for the Panthers after the retirement of long-time coach Preston Goldfarb.
It is a homecoming for Nasco, who played on the Hilltop in the 2005, 2006, and 2007 seasons, and was a Big South All-Conference selection in 2005. His BSC campaign was prefaced by two seasons at Andrew Junior College where he was an All-American selection.
Nasco played professionally after 'Southern in the North American Soccer League (NASL) with the Atlanta Silverbacks (2012 and 2013) and the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers (2015). Most impressively, Nasco signed with Major League Soccer (MLS) in 2014 and played with the Colorado Rapids.
"There is no one that better exemplifies the core values of the Birmingham-Southern College Men's Soccer program than Joe Nasco," Vinson said of his new assistant coach. "His passion for the game, for our college and for our program makes him the perfect choice and I am thrilled that Joe is coming home to BSC."