The Valley Forge Military Academy & College administration is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard J. Casey as the new Director of Athletics for the Academy and College, effective June 1, 2013.
Rich Casey has been an active participant in Philadelphia athletics for more than 20 years as a player, coach, and athletic director. Rich began his athletic career as a high school basketball and baseball player for North Catholic High School in the early 80's and continued playing both basketball and baseball in college. Rich began his coaching career at the Friends Select Middle School, where he coached the girls' basketball team while spending his summer coaching girls' basketball for Cathy Rush's, Future Stars Basketball Camps.
Rich went on to coach men's basketball at Archbishop Ryan High School under the direction of Coach Dave Mulholland, and soon entered the college coaching ranks at Manor College. After much success at Manor, Rich accepted the Head Men's Basketball coaching position at Neumann University, and continued his career with the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (USP) as Assistant to the Athletic Director, Assistant Men's Basketball Coach, and Head Women's Softball Coach. Additionally, Rich has spent the last six summers as Director for the Philadelphia 76ers summer and seasonal camps. After leaving USP, Rich was excited to continue his growth as an athletic administrator as the Athletic Director at John W. Hallahan High School for Girls where he also served as Head Women's Softball Coach.
“Valley Forge provides its students with a character-based education that prepares every part of them for success, and I see athletics as an integrated aspect of this development,” said Rich. “The VFMA&C athletic program has produced countless talented student-athletes who go on to be successful both on and off the playing fields. I look forward to building on the success and strength of the athletic program at the middle school, high school, and college levels at Valley Forge.”
Rich graduated in 1988 from Temple University with a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing Management. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife, Caroline, and their two daughters, Gwenyth and Darby.