Mario Gaetano has been the associate head coach with the Gee-Gees since the start of the 2007-08 season, and has helped lead the team to three CIS national championship appearances. Prior to his start with the Gee-Gees, he spent four years as an assistant coach with Carleton University’s women’s basketball team. Gaetano obtained a BA in law and sociology with a concentration in criminology at Carleton University in 1985.
An Ottawa native, Gaetano has also coached both men's and women's senior high school basketball teams. Since 2001, he has won seven NCSSAA city championships and has medalled three times at the OFSAA championships, amassing two silver medals and one bronze. He won the NCSSAA coaching award for the 2008-09 season and also won the director of education commendation award that same year.
Gaetano currently teaches at St. Peter High School as a job coach. He works closely with co-operative education and student services, offering academic support for all high school subjects and helping young adolescents achieve employability skills via various community work placements.