Reggie Chapple Named Women’s Basketball Head Coach
The athletics department of Trinity Christian College has named Reggie Chapple as the new head coach of the women’s basketball program. Chapple comes to Trinity from Valley Forge Christian College in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, where he served as head coach for three seasons.
“Coach Chapple is a positive addition to our coaching staff at Trinity,” said athletics director Bill Schepel. “He has a proven record of success at Valley Forge and I am confident he will provide strong athletic, academic, and spiritual leadership for our women’s basketball program.”
For the past three years Chapple led the Lady Patriots of Valley Forge Christian and prior to that was assistant men’s basketball and head men’s volleyball coach at Lancaster Bible College. At Valley Forge he took a struggling program and produced three winning seasons with a 56-39 overall record. In addition he 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 Christian 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.
As a student-athlete, Chapple played on the men’s basketball team at Valley Forge Christian 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 is currently pursuing his master’s degree in Sports Management. On the previous campuses where he has been employed, he has served in various capacities such as residence director, professor, assistant athletics and intramural director, and golf coach.
“I am very blessed with the opportunity to join the Trinity family,” commented Chapple. “I believe we can develop a winning tradition at Trinity and that the College has all of the tools necessary to build a program that competes at the highest level. More importantly I look forward to fostering a program that models Christ in all we do on and off the court. I am grateful for the opportunity to use basketball as a tool to impact lives for Christ.”
Along with his wife and four children, Chapple will make the transition to Trinity this summer and start his duties as head coach and assistant professor in the physical education department in August.