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Nick Caserio was named director of player personnel on Feb. 21, 2008, after serving in a number of roles for the Patriots' personnel department and coaching staff. He enters his 17th season with the Patriots in 2017 and his 15th season in player personnel. In 2007, Caserio served as the Patriots' wide receivers coach following a three-year stint as the team's director of pro personnel (2004-06). Caserio is also credited as one of the architects of the Super Bowl XLIX and Super Bowl LI champion New England Patriots, the Super Bowl wins in his current position.
In Caserio's 16 seasons with the club, the Patriots have qualified for the Super Bowl seven times with five wins, captured 14 AFC East crowns and qualified for the playoffs in every year except in 2002 and 2008. Caserio has been instrumental in drafting, signing and developing players who have become cornerstones of one of the most successful NFL franchises of all time. In addition to his time in the player personnel department, Caserio returned to the field in 2007 to coach the wide receivers, a season in which the offense broke many NFL records en route to an undefeated regular season.
Caserio joined the Patriots in June of 2001 as a personnel assistant and celebrated the Patriots' first Super Bowl title that season. During that year, his role was expanded to include film breakdown and scouting report preparation for the offensive staff. He became an offensive coaching assistant on Bill Belichick's staff in Feb., 2002, and returned to player personnel in 2003 as an area scout prior to becoming director of pro personnel in 2004. In addition to his duties in the personnel department, Caserio handled press box responsibilities for the coaching staff on game days from 2003-06.
Caserio entered the coaching ranks as a graduate assistant at Saginaw Valley State University in 1999 and spent two seasons with the program. Following a brief time with Central Michigan as a graduate assistant in the spring of 2001, he joined the Patriots scouting department.
Caserio was a standout player at John Carroll University, starting at quarterback in each of his four seasons, as the team compiled a 33-7-2 record. He was a two-time captain and three-time All-Conference performer. In 1997, he helped to lead the Blue Streaks to a 10-2 record and the school's second appearance in the NCAA Division III Tournament, where it advanced to the national quarterfinals. He was college teammates with former NFL linebacker London Fletcher, Patriots offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Josh McDaniels, assistant quarterbacks coach Jerry Schuplinski and director of pro personnel Dave Ziegler at John Carroll.
Caserio is a native of Lyndhurst, Ohio. He earned his degree in finance from John Carroll and later earned his Master's of Business Administration from Saginaw Valley State. Caserio was a three-time Academic All-Conference selection at John Carroll. Nick and his wife, Kathleen, were married in June, 2009, and have two daughters, Whitley and Chatham.