Marc Caserio, Ed.D, a member of the University of the Sciences family since 2003, was named interim athletic director in July of 2014, before taking on the permanent role in March 2015.
During his time at the helm of USciences athletics Dr. Caserio has overseen many changes, including establishing relationships with BSN Sports and Nova Care to enhance the student-athlete experience, incorporating community service initiatives such as “Adopt-a-Family”, and overseeing the addition as track and field as a varsity sport.
He has designed and implemented more innovative sources to generate revenue and collaborated with various departments and student organizations on campus to increase attendance at home athletic games. Among his collaborations, he has worked with University marketing and public relations to design effective and efficient promotional material to better shine a light on the Devils Athletics brand, which led to the redesign of the Devils Athletics logo in 2016.
Dr. Caserio recently established a partnership with the Philadelphia Phillies to have fields for both the softball and baseball programs provide cost savings for the University. He also established a partnership with the University of the Pennsylvania Tennis Center for the tennis program to upgrade facilities and provide cost savings for the University.
In addition to recruiting and hiring new head and assistant coaches, as well as administrative staff, he also has a hand in training, mentoring and evaluating all coaches, staff, and student-athletes in the department.
Dr. Caserio has held many titles during his tenure at USciences, which began as a pool manager at the Athletic Recreation Center (ARC) in 2003. In 2006, he was promoted to interim director of fitness and wellness, where he would soon change the structure of the department into the Department of Campus Recreation as it known today.
He served as director of campus recreation from 2007-2014, prior to taking over the role as interim athletic director. Some of his major accomplishments as the director of campus recreation include securing $80,000 to enhance the equipment offerings for students, creating and implementing the student-leadership development program, and incorporating community service initiatives that raised more than $54,000 for nonprofit organizations.
Along with his colleague Jesse Phillips, he also spearheaded the committee to repurpose the pool into a multipurpose recreational and event space to better serve the campus community.
Dr. Caserio earned his Bachelor of Arts in History, with a Minor in Coaching, from Millersville University in 1999. He went on to obtain his Master’s in Education from Temple University in 2002, before earning his Doctorate in Higher Education Leadership and Innovation from Wilmington University in 2015.
When not cheering on the USciences Devils, he enjoys spending time with family and friends rooting for all his local Philadelphia teams, including the Eagles, Phillies, Sixers and Temple.