After playing junior hockey in the Ontario Hockey Association,university hockey and with the early development of the Canadian National team, Chambers coached at the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Guelph before landing a coaching job at Ohio State University for two seasons from 1970-72. He left Ohio State to coach at York University in his native Toronto. He is the winningest coach in Ohio State history by winning percentage and won the CCHA championship in 1972. At York University his teams won 3 division championships, 3 Ontario Championships and 1 Canadian championship.His university coaching record over 14 years was 334 wins 110 loses for a winning percentage of .750 and included 3 coach of the year awards. He later took a position behind the bench of the junior league Toronto Marlboros and won the Coach of the Year award for the OHL,1980.  He was coach of the gold-medal winning Canadian team at the 1988 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships in Moscow.
Chambers served as an assistant coach with the [[Minnesota North Stars] ]and then was head coach of the Quebec Nordiques from 1990 to 1992 in the N.H.L. Chambers was inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame at York University in 2006 and the University of British Columbia in 2012.
He has also authored 6 books and numerous articles on ice hockey,training methods,and coaching.Two of these books, The Hockey Drill Book published by Human Kinetics Pub. and Coaching:the Art and Science published by Firefly Books, have been translated and published by the Russian Sport Federation.
Ohio State University(Independent) (1970-71–1970-71)
Ohio State University(CCHA) (1971-72–1971-72)
National champion Postseason invitational champion Conference regular season champion Conference regular season and conference tournament champion Division regular season champion Division regular season and conference tournament champion Conference tournament champion