Rich Reichert enters his third season at Stony Brook. Reichert, who coaches the cornerbacks, was part of a unit that ranked in the top 20 in scoring defense in each of the past two seasons.
A native of Suffolk County, Reichert spent last year at the United States Merchant Marine Academy as the school's defensive backs coach.
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.
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
Recruiting Areas: New York (Suffolk); New Jersey (Monmouth, Ocean, Burlington, Mercer and Middlesex); Pennsylvania (Montgomery and Bucks)