Chris Casey

Chris Casey (born October 15, 1963)

Current position: Assistant men’s basketball coach
Current team: Fairfield Stags (Head coach: Jay Young)
Current conference: Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC)
Teams coached: Rutgers-Newark Scarlet Raiders, LIU Post Pioneers, Niagara Purple Eagles
Rutgers-Newark record^: 27-46 (.370)
LIU Post record^: 62-25 (.713)
Niagara record: 64-129 (.332)
Overall record^: 153-200 (.433)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0   
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0   
  • NIT Championships:  0   
  • NIT Appearances:  0   
  • CIT Appearances:  1  (2018)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2019-present 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
  • 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 head coach Howie Dickenman, then four seasons at St. John’s assisting head coach 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
  • Along with his wife, Hope, has two daughters

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

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