Chris Casey

Chris Casey (born October 15, 1963)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Fairfield Stags
Current conference: Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC)
Rutgers-Newark record: 27-46 (.370)
LIU Post record: 62-25 (.713)
Niagara record: 64-129 (.332)
Fairfield record: 24-13 (.649)
Overall record^: 177-213 (.454)

Career Accomplishments:

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2023-present Fairfield
2019-2023 Fairfield (asst)
2013-2019 Niagara
2010-2013 LIU Post
2006-2010 St. John’s (asst)
2001-2006 Central Connecticut (asst)
1998-2001 Rutgers-Newark
1990-1998 Saint Peter’s (asst)
1989-1990 St. Francis Brooklyn (asst)
1988-1989 Western Connecticut State (asst)

Chris Casey Facts

  • Chris Casey
  • Born October 15, 1963
  • Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
  • Alma Mater: Western Connecticut State University (BS, 1986) / Central Connecticut State University (M.Ed, 1993)
  • Four-year letter-winner and two-time captain at Division III Western Connecticut State
  • Spent one year as an assistant at his alma mater before joining Rich Zvosec‘s staff at St. Francis in 1989
  • Was an assistant under both Ted Fiore and Roger Blind at Saint Peter’s, spending eight total seasons there
  • Went 27-46 in three seasons as the head coach at Division III Rutgers-Newark
  • Spent five seasons as an assistant coach under longtime Central Connecticut coach Howie Dickenman, then four at St. John’s under Norm Roberts
  • Was the head coach at Division II LIU Post for three season, going 62-25 overall and winning at least 18 games each year
  • Hired in April 2013 to be the head coach at Niagara, his first head coaching position at the D-I level
    • Improved the Purple Eagles from single-digit wins to a 19-14 season and trip to the 2018 CIT in his fifth year on the job
    • However, Casey’s team regressed to 13 wins the following season – his fifth losing season in six years – and he was fired in March 2019
  • Announced as an assistant coach on Jay Young‘s first staff at Fairfield in June 2019
    • In October 2023, less than a month before the start of the 2023-24 season, Casey was named interim head coach following Young’s resignation
    • After leading the Stags to 20+ wins and a 2nd place finish in the MAAC, Casey was officially hired as head coach in March 2024

Chris Casey Coaching Tree

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^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the NCAA Division I, Division II and Division III levels