Joe Casamento is stepping down at Christian Brothers Academy in Syracuse, New York to become an associate head coach and offensive coordinator at St. John’s College High School in Washington, D.C., according to syracuse.com.
Casamento led CBA to a 143-27 record with a Class AA state championship in 2004 (video below) with former Duke basketball player Greg Paulus at quarterback. After his college basketball career at Duke, Paulus played quarterback at Syracuse.
One of the most interesting stories surrounding Casamento’s CBA departure is that Under Armour founder Kevin Plank, a St. John’s alum, made a call that steered Casamento’s airport-bound limo to his office, so the sportswear guru could convince him to come to St. John’s.
Plank is actually quoted on the school’s athletics page this way:
“St. John’s gave me the education I needed to succeed at the college level. But more than that, my experience there provided me with a sense of confidence that has helped me lead my life. Going to St. John’s played an important role in my success as a businessman and a person.”
– Kevin Plank ’90
Under Armour Founder and CEO