Fairfield drops interim tag, names Casey as HC

  • Jeff Borzello, ESPN Staff WriterMar 12, 2024, 11:00 AM ET


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    • Graduate of University of Delaware.Fairfield guys’s basketball coach Chris Casey had his interim tag got rid of and will be the full-time head coach moving on, the school revealed Tuesday.Casey, who was an assistant with the Stags for 4 seasons, was promoted on an interim basis

      when head coach Jay Young stepped down in October.”I am very delighted for this chance. Fairfield is an exceptional university on an exceptional trajectory,”Casey stated.”To be offered the possibility to lead our males’s basketball program is an honor and the job will constantly get our best efforts. Thank you to President Mark Nemec and Vice President for Athletics Paul Schlickmann for their assistance and confidence in us. This has actually been an extremely successful season and we anticipate continuing that success in the future! Go Stags!”Chris Casey is @FairfieldU gets rid of interim tag and names @StagsCoachCasey as Head Coach of Fairfield Men’s Basketball https://t.co/qP4AjPzSoz!.?.!#WeAreStags #StagsLead pic.twitter.com/6Z9x5lxdRW!.?.!— Fairfield Men’s Basketball(@FairfieldMBB)March 12, 2024 Casey led Fairfield to its first 20-win
      season since 2012, with the Stags ending up 2nd in the MAAC standings, one game back of Quinnipiac. The Stags opened the

      season with 6 straight losses
      against Department I challengers, however went 20-5 the rest of the method. They divided the season series with 1-seed Quinnipiac, beating the Bobcats

      on the roadway in late February.They will play the winner of Iona vs. Manhattan in the quarterfinals of the MAAC competition on Wednesday.Prior to signing up with Young’s staff in 2019, Casey had actually been the head coach at Niagara for 6 seasons. He formerly had stints as a head coach at LIU Post and Rutgers-Newark, and hung out as an assistant coach at St. John’s, Central Connecticut, Saint Peter’s and St. Francis(

      N.Y. ).

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