Bob Naso

Robert J. "Bob" Naso
Sport(s) College football
Playing career
1956–1958 Rutgers
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Rutgers (DC)
Head coaching record
Overall 4–43–2
College Football Data Warehouse

Robert J. "Bob" Naso was an American college football head coach. From 1961–1979 he as an assistant coach/defensive coordinator at Rutgers University. In 1976, while Naso worked as defensive coordinator, the Scarlet Knights went 11–0–0 and his unit placed first nationwide in total, rushing and scoring defense.[1] After spending two decades with his alma mater, where he also played football and lacrosse, Naso moved on to become the head coach at Columbia University. After five seasons he was fired for going 4–43–2, including a 1984 season that was Columbia's first winless season since 1943.

Naso has been inducted into the Rutgers University, Long Island Metropolitan Lacrosse and New Jersey Lacrosse Halls of Fame.

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Rank#
Columbia Lions (Ivy League) (1980–1984)
1980 Columbia 1–9 0–7 8th
1981 Columbia 1–9 1–6 7th
1982 Columbia 1–9 1–6 8th
1983 Columbia 1–7–2 1–5–1 7th
1984 Columbia 0–9 0–7 8th
Total: 4–43–2
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
#Rankings from final Coaches' Poll.


External links

  • Rutgers Hall of Fame entry (second from bottom)

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