Nick Caserio was named general manager of the Houston Texans on Jan. 7, 2021, becoming the fifth general manager in franchise history. Caserio joins the Texans after spending 20 seasons with the Patriots, including 18 in player personnel. 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.
In Caserio's 20 seasons with New England, the Patriots made the Super Bowl nine times with six wins, 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.
Caserio was named the director of player personnel in 2008 after serving in a number of roles for the personnel department and coaching staff. He was the Patriots wide receivers coach in 2007 following a three-year stint as the team's director of pro personnel (2004-06).
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. In addition to his duties in the personnel department, Caserio handled coaching booth responsibilities for the coaching staff on game days.
Caserio 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.
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.
Caserio grew up in Lyndhurst, Ohio. He earned his degree in finance from John Carroll and later earned his master's of business administration from Saginaw Valley State. Caserio was a three-time Academic All-Conference selection at John Carroll. Caserio and his wife, Kathleen, were married in June 2009, and have three daughters, Whitley, Chatham and Charleston.
The Houston Texans have hired Nick Caserio as the team's fifth general manager.