General Manager Nick Caserio will fund a new leadership position at his alma mater, John Carroll University, the school announced last week.
Caserio will finance the new Assistant Athletic Director for Leadership Development and Student-Athlete Success position for a period of four years beginning this summer.
According to the school's website, "The Assistant Athletic Director for Leadership Development and Student-Athlete Success will focus on fostering a stronger connection between the playing field, academics and professional development and John Carroll's wide-ranging student support services for athletes on all 23 intercollegiate teams."
The Assistant Athletic Director for Leadership Development and Student-Athlete Success will provide additional support services to student-athletes, serving as a liaison between athletics and the Academic Success Center, academic advisors and the University Counseling Center. The school plans to use the new role to "spearhead a comprehensive program of wellness, professional development and personal excellence amongst student-athletes that promotes leadership, personal responsibility and community engagement."
Caserio, named the fifth general manager in Houston Texans' history in January 2021, was a four-year starting quarterback for John Carroll from 1995-98, a three-time a three-time academic All-OAC selection and captain in 1997 and 1998. At the time of his graduation, Caserio was JCU's all-time leader in career passing yards, total offense, touchdown passes, career completions and completion percentage. He led the Blue Streaks to a 33-7-2 mark over his career, leading the 1997 team to the NCAA Division III playoffs.