Reggie Chapple took over the head coaching position of the women’s basketball program in the 2012-13 season and started the process of remodeling the program and establishing the Trolls as a conference contender. Last season he more than doubled the number of victories from the previous year and recorded the most wins in five seasons. In addition his team received the conference Champions of Character award.
Prior to Trinity, Chapple was at Valley Forge Christian College in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, where he served as head coach for three seasons. At Valley Forge he produced three winning seasons with a 56-39 overall record and led the Lady Patriots to two NCCAA Division II national tournaments with back-to-back East Region championship titles in 2011 and 2012.
In his first season at Valley Forge Chapple improved the team’s record by 10 victories with a 16-10 finish and was named NCCAA Division II National Coach of the Year. The following year he had a 20-plus win season at 22-12 and followed with an 18-17 record in 2011-12.
Chapple has also served as an assistant men’s basketball coach and head men’s volleyball coach at Lancaster Bible College in Pennsylvania. As a student-athlete, he played on the men’s basketball team at Valley Forge from 2002-04 after competing at Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vermont for two seasons. At Valley Forge he surpassed the 1,000 point career scoring mark, averaging 20.3 points per game for the Patriots, and earning NCCAA Division II All-American honors.
Chapple graduated from Valley Forge in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He has a master’s degree in sports management from the Southern New Hampshire University.
Chapple is an assistant professor in the physical education department. He lives with his wife Laquetta and sons, Baylor, Ty, Cayden, and daughter, Jayla, in Blue Island, Illinois.
Amanda Learned ’09 has been a member of the coaching staff for the past four seasons. In addition to assisting the varsity, she coaches the junior varsity team. Learned is familiar with Troll basketball as she was a four-year student-athlete for Trinity. As a player, she was named all-conference for three seasons and was the CCAC Freshman of the Year in 2005-06. She also earned NCCAA all-region honors three times and NCCAA all-American honorable mention status in her senior year. Learned was on the 2006-07 team that won the conference tournament and advanced to the NAIA National Tournament.
Learned graduated from Trinity in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in sport and leisure studies. She spent one year coaching freshman girls’ basketball at Wheaton Academy, her alma mater. She is currently employed as an administrative assistant in the provost’s office at the College.