Brett Axelrod begins his third season as assistant men's soccer coach at Fordham in 2018.
In 2017, Axelrod helped coach the Rams to the NCAA Elite 8 for the first time in program history which culminated in a #11 national ranking at season's end. Working primarily with the goalkeepers, he coached Rashid Nuhu, who earned 1st Team All-Atlantic 10 and 2nd Team All-Midwest Region honors and was also named to the ECAC 1st team.
In 2016, Axelrod helped coach the Rams to their second Atlantic 10 championship in the last three years. Nuhu earned Second Team All-Atlantic 10 honors and captured the Atlantic 10 Championship's Most Outstanding Player Award.
Axelrod spent the 2014 and 2015 season in Brooklyn, serving as an assistant coach at LIU where he worked primarily with goalkeepers. He helped the Blackbirds win the 2015 NEC Championship as LIU finished the regular season was a perfect 7-0 mark, ranking second in the conference in goals against average.
A four-year letter winner at Whitman College, where he also coached from 2009 to 2011, Axlerod received a degree in Sociology from the school in 2009. He has played semi-professionally with the Yakima Reds and Kitsap Pumas, both of the Premier Development League, and spent time training with Stoke City FC, Portland Timbers, and Crewe Alexandra FC.
Axelrod holds a USSF National "C" coaching license.