Eric Kasperowicz led the Pine-Richland High School football team a 16-0 mark and the No. 1 spot in Pennsylvania and No. 10 nationally in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 football rankings. Kasperowicz has been the Rams' head coach for five years.
It would be hard to imagine Kasperowicz’s fifth season at the helm of the Rams going any better. Pine-Richland finished off a perfect 16-0 campaign with a 41-21 victory over St. Joseph’s Prep in the Class 6A state final and the Rams’ leader was named a finalist for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Coach of the Year honor.
Coach Kasperowicz spent 11 years as an assistant coach and offensive coordinator under the legendary coach Jack McCurry, each year getting the team to the 9-win mark. Eric went on to serve as the offensive coordinator for the Pine-Richland Rams and just finished his fifth year as their head coach, with a career record of 53-13.
Considered as the best all-around player in Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association history, Eric had 6,869 career yards and 20 career interceptions as a defensive back at North Hills High School.
Coach Kasperowicz graduated from North Hills High School where he was a four-year starter at Quarterback and Safety. He led the Indians to a WPIAL AAAA Championship and the school’s first PA State Championship, and he was the quarterback in the prestigious Big 33 All-Star game. In 1994, he was selected as a Parade All-American, alongside Peyton Manning.
Upon graduation from North Hills, he attended the University of Pittsburgh on a football scholarship, lettering all four years and was the team’s starting outside linebacker his last two years. When an injury halted his NFL tryouts, Eric returned to his high school alma mater to begin his coaching career.
Coach Kasperowicz lives in Gibsonia (Pine-Richland School District) with his wife, Jennifer, and his three children, Ella, Eric, and Emlyn.