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Athletic Director

Jim Gastner was named Athletic Director at Penn State Brandywine in December of 2006. He graduated from Wake Forest University with a B.A. in Economics and earned his M.B.A. from Penn State.  Before transferring to Wake Forest University as an undergraduate, Jim played soccer for Lafayette College. 

Jim grew up in Springfield, Delaware County and has lived with his family in Middletown Township for the past 27 years.

As Athletic Director, Jim oversees all varsity, club, and intramural sports as well as the campus fitness center.

Contact Athletic Director Jim Gastner:
138 Commons/Athletic Center


Sports Information Coordinator


Melissa Algeo

Sports Information
Commons/Athletic Center - Room 139

Melissa Algeo has served as the Sports Information Coordinator at Penn State Brandywine since August 2008. Melissa graduated from Unionville high school (2002) and Savannah College of Art & Design (2006) with a BA in graphic design. During her academic career Coach Mel played volleyball at all levels, middle school through college. She has coached at the middle school, high school and collegiate levels and currently is the head coach for the Penn State Brandywine Lions and coaches and co-directs Sparks Volleyball Club.


Intramural and Recruiting

Bobbi Caprice
Commons/Athletics Center - Room 139

2013 Penn State Brandywine graduate Bobbi Caprice joins the athletic work force at her alma mater in August 2013. Caprice will take over the intramurals program and the fitness center. She will also serve as the assistant softball coach for the newest team on campus this spring.

Caprice graduated from Marple Newtown High School in 2009 were she played four years of basketball and three of softball. She was a four year basketball starter at Brandywine from 2009-2013. During her time as a student at Brandywine Coach Caprice was a Lion Ambassador, member of Student Government, volleyball and cross country team member and Vice President of the the Blue and White Society. During her athletic career she was named to the Academic All-Conference team four years and was a USCAA National All Academic Team honoree in 2012-2013.

Caprice is excited to start working in Brandywine Athletics and expanding her love of the campus, it's faculty, staff and students. For questions or concerns relating to intramurals, the fitness center or softball you can contact Coach Caprice at 610-892-1307 or bmc5269@psu.edu.