Catholic High School names Mark Cascio new head basketball coach
POSTED: Friday, March 22, 2013 - 10:00pm
UPDATED: Friday, March 22, 2013 - 10:04pm
Baton Rouge, La — Mark Cascio has been named head basketball coach at Catholic High School of Baton Rouge.
Cascio, a 2003 Catholic High School graduate, has served as head basketball coach at Christian Life Academy for the last three years. He has a 74-26 record at CLA and 9-3 playoff record. Cascio led the CLA basketball team to a State Title in 2011-12, the semi-finals in 2012-13 and three district titles. He was named District Coach of the Year for district 8-1A and 7-1A for three straight years. Players and teams coached by Cascio have achieved district MVP, 1st and 2nd Team All-State, 1-A Player of the Year and All-District and All-Metro recognition. Cascio has also coached two 1,000 point scorers in his career.
Prior to coaching at Christian Life Academy, Cascio served as head basketball coach for the boys’ and girls’ teams at Catholic High of Pointe Coupee from 2007-2010; assistant varsity coach and head junior varsity and freshman coach for Catholic High School from 2005-2007; coach of the AAU Baton Rouge Bearcats from 2003-2009; and basketball coach for St. Aloysius from 2001-2005.
“We are thrilled to have Mark returning to Catholic High. He has an excellent coaching record and is committed to the mission of the school,” commented Lisa Harvey, Catholic High Principal.
In addition to coaching basketball, Cascio will teach Social Studies and Health & Physical Education.
“I am honored to be back at Catholic High as a teacher and head basketball coach. My experience at CHS molded me into the man I am today, and I'm extremely grateful. I'm excited to meet the players and to begin our preparation for next season,” commented Cascio.
Cascio received a Bachelor of Science from LSU. He is married to Kristen Cascio and has two daughters, Eloise and Charlotte Cate.