Head Coach: 11u-5th Grade and 12u-6th Grade
- cell phone: 571-358-7972
Coach McCaslin has been coaching basketball for the past 17 years.
Last year he assisted Coach Ron Cole as the 5th grade VA Hokies boys coach and this year he and Coach Cole have flipped roles this year while coaching the 5th and 6th grade VA Hokies boys teams.
He served as the Battlefield High School Girls Varsity Basketball Head Coach for the school’s first 9 years. Prior to that he served as JV head Coach and Varsity Assistant Coach at Forest Park High School in Woodbridge for 3 years and in the same capacity at Orange Park High School (2 years) and Mandarin High School (1 year) down in the Jacksonville, FL area.
At Battlefield Coach McCaslin helped grow the program from fledgling beginner to its’ first two Regional appearances; before leaving for an administrative position at Liberty High School in Bealeton, VA. Coach McCaslin took part in the development of several college players, and developed excellent Fall Basketball Leagues and Summer Camps that served over 200 young players at a time.
At Forest Park HS he was blessed to have been a part of a State Championship Title run and had the privilege of working with WNBA star Monica Wright, serving under Head Coach Chrissy Kelly, as well as many other Division I athletes. Coach McCaslin was also privileged to learn many of the nuances of Championship habits and Championship Coaching from the players and coaches at Forest Park HS.
Coach McCaslin was also blessed to have great mentors and enjoy high level success while down in Florida serving under Kim Warren (Perilla). Wherever Coach McCaslin has been he has worked with great people and learned from each of them as well as taking advantage of hundreds of camps and clinics along the way.
Coach McCaslin believes in player development and dedication to the overall person as the primary goal of coaching. He feels the most important thing in coaching is to work with each player under your influence to develop them to best of their abilities. Success is measured in player growth, not in winning and losing. True Greatness in an individual comes in seeing and actualizing one’s potential and being aware and accountable for one’s deficiencies or weaknesses. The hardest tool to teach a young person is how to be self-critical while maintaining high expectations and confidence. This concept is the same for life as it is for basketball.