|Year:||Hall of Fame Class of 2017|
|Team:||USCAA Executive Director 2005-2015|
Bill Casto has an over 40-year career in athletic coaching and administration on all levels – high school, small college and major college athletics. Prior to taking this position, he served as the Director of Athletics at The Apprentice School for 15 years until March of 2008.
As Director of Athletics at The Apprentice School, he had responsibility for all extracurricular activities of The Apprentice School, including the intercollegiate athletic program, the student association and its related activities and the development and implementation of the Student Services program. As one of the three operational managers of The Apprentice School, he assisted with the planning, evaluating and managing of the school.
Casto received his B.A. in Secondary Education from Glenville State College in 1967. He then earned his Masters Degree in Human Resource Development from George Washington University in 1982. Casto has also done post-graduate work at West Virginia University, University of Virginia, and Wake Forest University.
In his role as Chief Executive Officer, Casto has overseen the revitalization of the USCAA from a 40-member organization to one now of over 80 members. In 2005, Casto took over as Executive Director to lead a project team who worked to improve the image of the USCAA as well as the quality of National Championships. In nine years, his leadership led to not only a one hundred percent growth in membership, but a budget more than ten times what it was in 2005 and the addition of six full-time staff members in the USCAA National Office. Casto has led three such project teams in the past nine years who have evaluated the USCAA’s state and developed action plans to continue the organization’s growth.
Casto coached football at James Wood High School in Winchester, Va., Warren County High School in Front Royal, Va., Shepherd College in Shepherdstown, WV, The College of William & Mary and The Apprentice School.
Representing Tidewater, Virginia he served on the Board of Directors for Virginia Amateur Sports for 10 years.
Casto has been recognized for his contributions to athletics over the past 40 years:
- Inducted into the National Collegiate Wrestling Association Hall of Fame Founders Club in March of 2007 for his work with that association, where he still serves on the advisory board.
- In 2008, he was named the Peninsula Sports Club Person of the Year for long-time achievement.
- In April 2013, he was inducted into the Glenville State College Athletic Hall of Fame as an athlete.
Casto resides in Williamsburg, Virginia.