Saint Joseph’s University mourns the passing of Lou Nicastro, a former coach with the Hawks' men's track and field and cross country programs.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing on Thursday, February 8 from 10:00 a.m. through noon prior to the funeral mass at noon, both at St. Thomas Church (Cherry Hill, N.J.). Internment will be held at Calvary Cemetery (Cherry Hill, N.J.). Nicastro's obituary can be read here.
Nicastro was the head coach of the Saint Joseph's men's track and field and cross country programs from Fall 1960 through Spring 1966. He coached a trio of qualifiers for the 1961 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, incuding John Leib (440 yard dash), Jim Tozar (880 yard run), and Kevin Quinn (mile). Nicastro also coached Middle Atlantic Conference team champions in cross country (1960, 1965) and track and field (1961, 1962) as well as the IC4A College Championship team champions in cross country (1965).
Nicastro went on to serve as an assistant coach for the Hawks from 1988 through the early 1990s and was also a longtime Head Starter at the Penn Relays. He also served as a starter at the 1988 Olympics.