HOUSTON – The Houston Texans have hired Nick Caserio as the team's fifth general manager. Caserio joins the Texans after spending 20 seasons with the Patriots, including 18 in player personnel. He was named the director of player personnel in 2008 after serving in a number of roles for the personnel department and coaching staff. During his time with New England, he won six Super Bowl titles, which is tied for the most by any NFL franchise in league history, and was credited as one of the architects of the Super Bowl XLIX, Super Bowl LI and Super Bowl LIII teams.
"The Houston Texans are an organization committed to excellence. Since the start of our search, we have been steadfast on identifying a general manager that embodies what it means to be a Houston Texan, and it is Nick Caserio," said Texans Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Cal McNair. "Nick is an incredibly hard worker, disciplined, a man of integrity and high character. He has a tremendous amount of experience building a winning franchise and we have faith he will continue his success as a Texan. Nick has an unparalleled reputation around the league amongst his peers. We couldn't be more excited to name him our new general manager and to welcome his family to Houston."
In Caserio's 20 seasons with New England, the Patriots made the Super Bowl nine times, including six wins. They captured 17 AFC East division titles and were a playoff team every year except 2002, 2008 and 2020. Caserio was instrumental in drafting, signing and developing players who were essential pieces of one of the most successful dynasties in NFL history. Along with his time in the player personnel department, Caserio coached the Patriots wide receivers in 2007, in which the offense helped break the NFL record for points scored (589) en route to an undefeated regular season.
"On behalf of my wife Kathleen and our entire family, I'm very humbled and honored by this opportunity to be the general manager of the Houston Texans," said Caserio. "We would like to thank Janice, Cal and Hannah McNair for their belief in us that we can build something special that embraces the accomplishments of the past and accepts the challenges in front of us in our desire to be best. This moment would not be possible without the support and guidance of those that have invested in me personally and professionally. We are forever grateful to the Kraft Family, Bill Belichick as well as the entire New England Patriots organization that has blessed our family in ways we can never repay. Our goal now is to serve the Texans organization and the Houston community by putting together a team that we all can be proud of on and off the field."
Caserio joined the Patriots in June 2001 as a personnel assistant and celebrated the Patriots first Super Bowl title that season. During that season, his role was expanded to include film breakdown and scouting report preparation for the offensive staff. He became an offensive coaching assistant in February 2002 and returned to player personnel in 2003 as an area scout prior to becoming director of pro personnel in 2004. Caserio originally entered the coaching ranks as a graduate assistant at Saginaw Valley State University in 1999 and spent two seasons with the program. He joined the Patriots scouting department following a brief time with Central Michigan as a graduate assistant in the spring of 2001.
A native of Lyndhurst, Ohio, Caserio was a standout quarterback at John Carroll University, as the Blue Streaks compiled a 33-7-2 record in the four seasons he started for the team. He was a two-time captain and three-time All-Conference performer. In 1997, Caserio helped lead the team 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 earned his degree in finance from John Carroll and later earned his master's of business administration from Saginaw Valley State.
Caserio and his wife, Kathleen, have three daughters, Whitley, Chatham and Charleston.