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David Caporaletti
David  Caporaletti

Springfield, Pa.

Director of Player Development

David Caporaletti is in his seventh season as a member of the Nittany Lion basketball staff and eighth season overall working with head coach Patrick Chambers.

In his role as the program’s director of player development, the Philadelphia native is responsible for the implementation of schedules and programs to promote student-athlete success. He oversees scheduling of team events, equipment ordering and distribution and overall program advancement initiatives.

Caporaletti expanded his knowledge of the team’s and coaching staff’s day-to-day and long-term needs as the program’s director of operations from 2015-17. He moved to the operations role after three years as Penn State basketball’s recruiting coordinator.

Charged with managing the Nittany Lions’ recruiting efforts, Caporaletti was responsible for the coordination of all official and unofficial prospective student-athlete visits. From 2012-15, the Nittany Lion coaching staff laid the groundwork for the top two recruiting classes in the program’s history, signing a top 30 class in 2015 and top 25 class a year later.

Caporaletti also served as the director of Penn State men’s basketball camps and assisted with the coordination of community and camp appearances. He worked with the Penn State Hoops Club and helped organize other Penn State men’s basketball alumni functions.

In his second year at Boston University, coach Chambers tapped Caporaletti to handle logistics and administrative support for the program. The Terriers posted a 21-14 record that season and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2002 after winning the America East Conference championship.

At BU, Caporaletti 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 managed the organization and promotion of all Chambers’ Basketball Clinics.

Prior to joining Chambers at Boston University in 2010, Caporaletti was a long-time business owner in Philadelphia. His experience in collegiate athletics includes working with Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame coaches Herb Magee at Philadelphia University and the late Rollie Massimino at Keiser University.

Caporaletti earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Philadelphia University in May of 1993.

He and his wife Amanda are the parents of a son, Eugene Paul.


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