posted Apr 13, 2011, 5:33 AM by   [ updated Sep 11, 2012, 11:27 AM ]
Rutland Native Brings Nearly Two Decades of Experience to Vermont's Most Storied Football Program
RUTLAND – Jeffery Cassarino, who has coached football in Vermont for the better part of twenty years, has been named the head coach of the Mount Saint Joseph Academy football program.  Coach Cassarino brings a wealth of experience, energy, and enthusiasm to MSJ.
Most recently, Cassarino was an assistant coach at Castleton State College. During his career, he has served in various positions at the high school level, ranging from volunteer assistant junior varsity coach to head varsity football coach. 
Coach Cassarino explained that, "I am a very family-oriented person and my coaching reflects that fact.  I stress the importance of playing together, working together and communicating."  He said that he will emphasize football fundamentals, attitude, and team spirit. He added that, "through sports, I firmly believe student-athletes can, and do, learn valuable life lessons."  He wants his students to "work to excel in the classroom and be leaders in the school."
The coach brings with him a knowledge of the strong football tradition at MSJ, having played against the Mounties as a Rutland High School student and also having served as an MSJ assistant coach in the past.  MSJ has won seventeen state championships in football, more than any other high school in the state, with its last state title coming in 2005.  Coach Cassarino explained that, "during my years coaching, I have gained valuable knowledge from some very fine head coaches and feel that I can lead MSJ football back to its proper place as a championship caliber program." 
Mount Saint Joseph Academy is a college preparatory Catholic high school located in Rutland, Vermont, specializing in educating the mind and spirit for more than a century. MSJ's tradition of academic excellence in the Rutland region dates back to its founding by the Sisters of Saint Joseph in 1882.  For more information, visit or call (802) 775-0151.