From 1961–1979 he was 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. 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.