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George Chapell '08
George Chapell '08
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 978-998-7764
Office: Post 237


Head Coach at Endicott (2013-present)
158-71 (.690) overall record, 84-3 (.966) in-conference record at Endicott
Two NCAA Quarterfinal Appearances (2014, 2019)
Six NCAA DIII Tournament Appearances (2013-17, 2019)
AVCA DIII No. 4 National Ranking (2020, twice), highest national ranking in program history
2020 NECC Coach of the Year
2017 NECC Coach of the Year
2014 NECC Coach of the Year
AVCA 30-Under-30 Recipient (2014)
AVCA Team Academic Award (2017)

Coached two AVCA All-American (2018, 2019)
Coached First ECAC All-Star in program history (2015)
Coached 26 Academic All-Conference players (3.40 or Higher), and one AVCA Team Academic Award squad (2016-17)
Coached 30 All-Conference players including three Player of the Year (2015, 2018, 2020), three Defensive Player of the Year (2014, 2018, 2019), and two Rookie of the Year (2017, 2020) selections
Coached four NECC All-Sportsmanship Team student-athletes
2018 NCAA Division III Statistical Champion in Kills Per Set
2019 NCAA Division III Statistical Champion in Hitting Percentage

Assistant Coach at Endicott (2009-12)
Team went 91-50 (.645) overall  during four seasons as an assistant coach
Team went 53-5 (.914) in conference play during that stretch
Two NECVA New England Titles (2009, 2010)
Coached 17 All-Conference players, two Player of the Years, two All-Region players and two All-Americans

Played at Endicott (2004-07)
Four-year letter-winner and 2007 captain
Currently ranks 4th all-time in solo blocks (46), 7th in aces (89) and 10th in total blocks (206) in Endicott career history.  For single-season rankings, Chapell ranks 9th in total blocks (99- 2006) and 10th in aces (37- 2005) and block assists (82- 2006).

Coaching Philosophy

Chapell completed his seventh season at the helm of the men’s volleyball team at Endicott in 2018-19.

When it comes to recruiting, he is interested in finding student-athletes who have character, talent, and take their academics seriously. He also wants student-athletes who are versatile and able to play multiple positions. 

“We look to have a roster that is competitive from top to bottom, and our guys are pushing each other every day to compete with the tough slate of nationally ranked opponents that we have every year. It is ultimately my job to out-recruit the current roster, and it is the current roster’s job to develop and get better than the recruits coming in. With that mindset, we have an ever-evolving line of development going on in the program,” said Chapell of his mindset while recruiting the incoming class. "A lot of their development will also come from within, whether it be getting the extra reps, taking care of the lifting program, etc. We are looking for guys that are self-motivated and look to motivate their teammates as well."

"Our young men come here knowing that they will be a part of a close-knit family for their four years here, and for the rest of their lives," said Chapell. In addition to competing on the court, the team also volunteers with various community service opportunities around the North Shore area, while a good portion of the roster also takes advantage of Endicott's study abroad opportunities. 

In addition to his coaching duties, Chapell also serves as the Assistant Director of Sports Information.

Chapell resides in Bradford, Mass. with his wife Samantha and their children, Emilia, George III and Edison.

(Updated as of 4/2/2020)