Mike Casazza has been covering WVU athletics for 13 years. It only feels like 130.
Born in Hamilton, Ohio, and the victim of an earthquake the day he was baptized, he more or less grew up in Manassas, Va., where he attended Osbourn High. It is the same school WVU cornerback Brandon Hogan led to its first state championship in 2006 and later gave Mountaineers soccer flashy midfielder Travis Pittman. Mike would like to take some credit — and he has tried — but to no avail.
When he’s not reminding people Manassas was the site of two pivotal Civil War battles as well as the stage for the John Wayne Bobbit fiasco, he can be found reading thick novels, studying maps, helping the needy and yelling at the neighborhood kids to get off his lawn.
He graduated summa cum laude from WVU in 2002 and was the Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism’s Top Scholar and Most Outstanding News Editorial Student. He’s won numerous awards for his writing and reporting and been threatened and maligned along the way. He’ll never walk alone. He did not forget about Dre.
He resides in Morgantown with his wife, Erinn, who is an avid fan of all things Mountaineers, which makes for some interesting debates before and after games. They have a dog, Lilo, who is clearly scheming for her grand escape.