|Title:||Defensive Coordinator/DB Coach|
|Alma Mater:||Saginaw Valley State '12, '13|
|Coaching Experience (yrs):||4|
|Seasons at Husson:||2|
|Recruiting Area:||Eastern Mass., Northern Conn. (Hartford, Tolland, Windham, Litchfield Counties), New York City, Georgia|
Grant Caserta enters his second season as the Husson defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach in 2016.
Husson’s defense remained one of the preeminent units in the ECFC and the country in 2015. The Eagles led the conference in total defense (226.1 ypg), rushing defense (60.4 ypg), scoring defense (17.6 ppg), turnovers gained (29), first downs defense (122), 3rd down conversion pct. defense (0.223), team passing efficiency defense (93.84), 4th down conversion pct. defense (0.231) and fumbles recovered (16). Husson ranked second nationally in total defense, rushing defense, first downs defense and 3rd down conversion pct. defense, while producing top ten finishes in team passing efficiency defense (10th), 4th down conversion pct. defense (4th) and fumbles recovered (6th).
Caseta’s defense set single-season school records for assisted tackles (326), tackles for loss (85.0), yards from tackles for loss (333), fewest rushing yards allowed (604), lowest average yards per rush (1.73), fewest rushing yards per game, total defense, and total defense per play (3.64).
Caseta guided seven players to All-ECFC selections in 2015, Matt Pellerin, Luke Washburn, Ellis Throckmorton, Marquis Jimenez, Alonzo Connor, Ian Palmer, and including senior linebacker Bryant Wade, who was the third straight Eagle Player to named ECFC Defensive Player of the Year. Wade was also named a Finalist for the Cliff Harris Award for the top small college Defensive Player of the Year.
Caserta joined the Eagles staff after spending the 2014 season as a linebackers coach at Maine Maritime Academy.
Caserta spent the 2013 season at his alma mater, Saginaw Valley State University, as a graduate assistant linebackers coach and video coordinator.
Caserta was a four-year letterwinner and three-year captain as a linebacker for the Cardinals from 2008-12. He was voted All-GLIAC in three seasons from 2010-12. Off the field, he was named to the Dean’s List every semester and All-GLIAC Academic Team all four years. Caserta was a Capital One first team Academic All-American as a senior.
Caserta earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Saginaw Valley State in 2012 and a Master of Business Administration in 2013.
Caserta lives in Bangor, Maine with his wife, Caitlin and their son, Jameson.