Dover, Del. --- Delaware State Director of Athletics Dr. Scott Gines has announced the appointment of David Caputo as the University’s new women’s head basketball coach. Caputo succeeds Barbara Burgess, who was relieved of her duties in February. Kyle Adams had served as interim coach.
Caputo most recently served as a women’s basketball assistant at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington of the NCAA Div. I Colonial Athletic Association during the 2017-18 season.
His career also includes Div. I assistant coach positons at Louisiana Tech and Florida Atlantic.
Caputo’s career is highlighted by six conference championships in seven seasons as a head coach, a 136-59 overall record, including 95-16 against conference opponents, two NCAA Tournament appearances and four nationally-ranked teams.
Prior to his stint at UNCW, Caputo enjoyed a highly successful four-year run as head coach at NCAA Division II Bloomfield College in New Jersey. In his first season, he led the Bears to the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference championship and the NCAA Tournament for the first time in team history.
Caputo compiled an overall record of 82-36 (.729 win pct.) at Bloomfield, including a 65-11 mark in conference games (.855). His teams claimed three CACC regular season titles and two NCAA Tournament berths.