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David Caporaletti is in his sixth season as a member of the Penn State basketball staff and his second serving as the team’s director of operations. Caporaletti spent the last three seasons as the teams on-campus recruiting coordinator, having also spent a year as the men’s basketball marketing coordinator in his first season at Penn State.
He assists in directing the day-to-day operations of the program and acts as the main liaison between the team and other areas in the athletics department and university. He oversees scheduling of practices and team events, equipment ordering and distribution and overall program advancement initiatives.
In his role as recruiting coordinator, he was responsible for the coordination of all official and unofficial prospective student-athlete visits. He also served as the director of Penn State men’s basketball camps, in addition to assisting with the coordination of community and camp appearances. Among other things, Caporaletti also assisted the Penn State Hoops Club and helped coordinate other Penn State men’s basketball alumni functions.
Prior to Penn State, Caporaletti spent the 2010-11 season as an assistant to head coach Pat Chambers, when he was at the helm of the program at Boston University. The Terriers posted a 21-14 record in 2010-11, advancing to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2002, after winning the America East Conference Championship.
Caporaletti’s responsibilities at Boston University included all logistical coordination and administrative support for coach Chambers. He also assisted with the organization of official and unofficial prospective student-athlete visits, while also helping coordinate travel arrangements and academic support for the team. Caporaletti also assisted with the organization and promotion of all Chambers Basketball Clinics.
Throughout his career in collegiate men’s basketball, Caporaletti has worked with Herb Magee at the Philadelphia University as well as Rollie Massimino.
Caporaletti earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Philadelphia University in May of 1993.
He and his wife Amanda were married in May 2015 and are the parents of a son, Eugene Paul.