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Springfield College welcomes new assistant coaches to their teams

Springfield College added an impressive pair of coaches in different sports over the winter. Each new hire graduated on Alden Street, and brings a unique perspective to the team they are coaching.

Nicolas Keene

Keene was announced as an assistant football coach for the Pride on Dec. 23. After graduating from Plymouth State in 2012, he earned his Masters from Springfield in 2018. While a graduate assistant coach, he helped the Pride go undefeated in conference in the NEWMAC’s inaugural football season.

“He has an extensive knowledge of the game and is a strong recruiter, but more importantly, he is committed to developing young men,” Springfield head coach Mike Cerasuolo told Springfield Athletics.

Kelly Gallo

On Jan. 6, Springfield announced Gallo as a full-time assistant coach for the women’s lacrosse team. She had an outstanding athletic career in field hockey and lacrosse for the Pride. Gallo was a four-time all-conference and all-region standout with the field hockey team and earned a NEWMAC 25-Year All-Field Hockey Team selection. 

In lacrosse, she was also an all-conference player multiple times. She graduated in 2014 with a Bachelors in Movement and Sport Studies before getting her Masters in Athletic Administration in 2016.

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