Joseph Réal André was added as an Assistant Coach on the Brooklyn College Men’s Soccer coaching staff under Head Coach Rawle Hensford in May 2014. He takes over the program has Head Coach for the upcoming 2016-2017 campaign.

Coach André is no stranger to the City University of New Athletic Conference (CUNYAC), having spent six seasons as the head coach of the Men’s Soccer program at his alma mater Lehman College.

Beginning in 2008 as a club team, Coach André rebuilt the Lightning program from scratch after a decade long hiatus. Over five seasons as a varsity program, Lehman amassed a 36-54-5 overall record, including a 22-19-1 mark in conference play under Coach André.

During his tenure at Lehman, Coach André mentored a CUNYAC Player of the Year, a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) NCAA Men’s Division III All-East Second Team member and 13 CUNYAC All-Stars. Coach André, who is a member of the NSCAA and proficient in both Spanish and French, has received a Level 1 license from the Brazilian Soccer Federation (CBF) and a NSCAA National Goalkeeping Diploma.He is also an American Council on Exercise (ACE) certified personal trainer.