Mark Caserta
Mark Caserta
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 267-231-4704
Email: mac67@psu.edu
Coach Caserta Year-by-Year
Year Overall PSUAC Notables
2019 26-18 10-2 PSUAC champions
USCAA World Series fourth place
2018 27-10-1 12-4 PSUAC champions
USCAA World Series fifth place
2017 23-15 15-1 PSUAC champions
USCAA World Series fourth place
2016 25-18 12-1 PSUAC Coach of the Year
PSUAC champions
USCAA World Series fourth place
2015 23-12 14-0 PSUAC Coach of the Year
PSUAC champions
USCAA World Series ninth place
2014 14-17 9-8 PSUAC Tournament
First season of varsity softball at Brandywine
Total 138-90-1 75-16  

Two-time PSUAC Coach of the Year Mark Caserta finished his sixth season as head coach of the Penn State Brandywine softball team in 2019.

The only head coach during Brandywine softball’s six-year history, Caserta has led the Lions to five-straight PSUAC championships, while compiling a record of 138-90-1 (.605). Against conference competition, Caserta owns a 94-17 mark, including a 83-7 record over the last five years. Caserta’s squads are the first-ever from Brandywine to win five consecutive conference titles.

Brandywine competed at the 2015-2019 USCAA Softball World Series after claiming the PSUAC’s automatic bid to the tournament. The Lions placed ninth during their first appearance and then recorded back-to-back fourth-place showings in 2016 and 2017 before tying for fifth in 2018. Most recently, the Lions battled to a third fourth-place finish in 2019.

Under Caserta’s direction, 17 Brandywine student-athletes have earned USCAA All-American honors and 31 have been selected to PSUAC All-Conference teams. Additionally, he has guided two PSUAC Newcomers of the Year, a pair of PSUAC Pitchers of the Year, and one conference hitter of the year.

Caserta’s teams have also done exceptionally well in the classroom with 62 student-athletes earning PSUAC All-Academic honors and 15 claiming USCAA National Academic Team accolades during the past five seasons. Additionally, two of Caserta’s student-athletes have taken home the top academic honor in the USCAA, winning USCAA Student-Athlete of the Year, while Julie Foeldes (2018) and Maddie Malfara (2019) earned Student-Athlete of the Year from the PSUAC in back-to-back years.

Prior to Brandywine, Caserta served as a head coach for seven seasons in the Philadelphia Catholic League, most recently at Archbishop Carroll High School in Radnor, Pa., where he was the head coach for five seasons (2008-12).  He led the Lady Patriots to the playoffs four times while at the helm.  In 2011, his team made it to the Catholic League semifinals, falling one run short of the championship game.  He finished his career at Carroll as the program’s all-time winningest coach (66-37).

Prior to arriving at Carroll, Caserta was the head coach at Bishop McDevitt in Glenside, Pa., for three seasons (2005-07).  During his first season, Caserta led the team to nine victories after the squad had won just two the season prior to his arrival.  He was also the assistant varsity girl’s basketball coach for two seasons while at Bishop McDevitt.  

Additionally, Caserta was selected as the head coach for the Philadelphia Catholic League in the Softball Carpenter Cup for four seasons. Caserta also was an assistant coach for the Philadelphia Spirit, a 16 & Under softball travel team in 2004 and coached baseball for seven years in the 1990’s at the Elmwood Park Boy’s and Girl’s Club.  He led the boy’s baseball travel teams to district playoffs and league championships four times. Additionally, he served the assistant varsity baseball coach at West Catholic High School in Philadelphia in 2002.

Caserta is a graduate of West Catholic High School where he played baseball, football and basketball.  He was named All-Catholic League in baseball during both his junior and senior seasons as a catcher and third baseman.  Also a veteran official, Caserta is a nine-year veteran of the U.S. Navy.  Caserta has four children, Elizabeth, Malarie, Mark and Matthew, and resides in Glenolden with his wife, Michelle.