Rich Reichert
Rich  Reichert


Alma Mater:
American International '09


Seawolves preview: defensive backs

Stony Brook features a lot of experience in the defensive backfield

Rich Reichert is in his fourth season at Stony Brook. Reichert, who coaches the cornerbacks, was part of a unit that ranked among best defenseis in the FCS in each of the past three seasons.

With the help of Reichert's cornerbacks, the 2015 Seawolves defense ranked first in the FCS in yards allowed (250.1), fifth in passing yards allowed (145.5) and sixth in scoring defense (15.7).

Reichert's time at Stony Brook has also included mentoring 2014 CAA Football All-Freshman member Marvin Hart and 2014 first team All-CAA Football selection Davonte Anderson, who completed his Seawolves career ranked second on the career interceptions list.

A native of Suffolk County, Reichert spent 2012 at the United States Merchant Marine Academy as the school's defensive backs coach before his arrival at Stony Brook.

Prior to arriving at Kings Point, Reichert served as the defensive graduate assistant at Western Michigan University.

At WMU, he earned a master's degree in coaching sports performance. In 2011, Western Michigan posted a 7-5 record and earned a bid to play in the Little Cesar Pizza Pizza Bowl. Aside from coaching the defensive backs, Reichert helped contribute to the team's success through video breakdown, opponent analysis and weekly scouting reports. During the 2011 season, he worked with the Rovers and All-MAC Selection Johnnie Simon.

Prior to arriving at Kalamazoo his coaching career began at Rutgers University in 2010.

As a member of the Scarlet Knights' staff Reichert was responsible for video breakdown, opponent analysis and weekly scouting reports.

In 2009, Reichert graduated from American International College with a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice. He was a four-year member of the Yellow Jacket's football and lacrosse teams. During the 2008 football season he was elected to the Northeast 10 All-Conference team, leading the team in tackles and helping AIC to a 9-2 record and a berth the Division-II playoffs and was elected a team captain for the 2009 season. Reichert was also named defensive MVP during the 2009 football season and was recipient of the unsung hero during the 2010 lacrosse season.


Family: Single

Education: Bachelor's degree, criminal justince, American International, 2009; Master's degree, coaching sports performance, Western Michigan University, 2012

Playing Experience: American International, linebacker, 2005-09

Coaching Experience: 4 years

Year Team Position
2010 Rutgers Player Development
2011 Western Michigan Graduate Assistant
2012 United States Merchant Marine Academy Defensive Backs
2013 Stony Brook Cornerbacks
2014 Stony Brook Cornerbacks
2015 Stony Brook Cornerbacks

Recruiting Areas: New York (Suffolk); Southern Maryland (Howard, Montgomery, Prince George, Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, St. Marys); Washington DC; Virginia