George Chaump

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George Chaump
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1936-04-28) April 28, 1936 (age 81)
Playing career
1957 Bloomsburg (PA)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1968–1978 Ohio State (assistant)
1979–1981 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (asst.)
1982–1985 IUP
1986–1989 Marshall
1990–1994 Navy
1997–2001 Central Dauphin HS (PA)
2002–2010 Harrisburg HS (PA)
2011–2012 Central Dauphin East HS (PA)
Head coaching record
Overall 71–73–2 (college)
Tournaments 4–2 (NCAA D-I-AA playoffs)
Accomplishments and honors
1 SoCon (1988)
2 PSAC Western Division (1984–1985)

George Chaump (born April 28, 1936) is a former American football player and coach. He served as head coach at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (1982–1985), Marshall University (1986–1989), and the United States Naval Academy (1990–1994), compiling a career college football record of 71–73–2. In 1987, Chaump led his Marshall Thundering Herd squad to the NCAA Division I-AA title game.

Coaching career[edit]

Chaump's football head coaching career began in 1961 at Shamokin High School in Pennsylvania), followed by six seasons at John Harris High School, where his teams went 58–4 in those six seasons.[1]

In 1968, he joined the staff as an assistant coach with Ohio State under Woody Hayes, for whom he coached 11 seasons from 1968 to 1978. This stretch was followed by three years (1979–1981) as an assistant coach in the National Football League with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers under coach John McKay, with the team compiling an overall record of 24–23–1.[2] He left the NFL and served for four seasons as head coach at Indiana University of Pennsylvania from 1982 to 1985, compiling a record of 24-16-1.[3]

From 1986 to 1989, Chaump coached at Marshall, where he compiled a 33–16–1 record. This record includes back-to-back 10-win seasons in 1987 and 1988. From 1990 to 1994, he coached at Navy, where he compiled a 14–41 record.[4][5][6]

After leaving Navy, Chaump returned to coaching at Central Dauphin High School in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in 1997. He coached the school to a 57–14 record through the 2002 season before taking over the head coaching duties at Harrisburg High School prior to the 2003 season. Chaump's tenure at Harrisburg ended in 2010.

For two seasons (2011 and 2012), Chaump again served as head coach of the Central Dauphin East High School football team, posting an 8–13 record.[7]

In 23 years as a high school coach, Chaump's record was 190–66.[8]

Head coaching record[edit]


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs NCAA Poll#
IUP Indians (Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference) (1982–1985)
1982 IUP 4–6 3–3 T–4th (West)
1983 IUP 5–5 4–2 T–2nd (West)
1984 IUP 7–3 4–2 T–1st (West)
1985 IUP 8–2–1 6–0 1st (West)
IUP: 24–16–1 17–7
Marshall Thundering Herd (Southern Conference) (1986–1989)
1986 Marshall 6–4–1 3–3 5th
1987 Marshall 10–5 4–2 2nd L NCAA Division I-AA Championship 14
1988 Marshall 11–2 6–1 T–1st L NCAA Division I-AA Quarterfinal 7
1989 Marshall 6–5 4–2 2nd
Marshall: 33–16–1 17–8
Navy Midshipmen (NCAA Division I-A independent) (1990–1994)
1990 Navy 5–6
1991 Navy 1–10
1992 Navy 1–10
1993 Navy 4–7
1994 Navy 3–8
Navy: 14–41
Total: 71–73–2
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
  • #Rankings from final NCAA Poll.

Coaching tree[edit]

Assistants under George Chaump who became NCAA or NFL head coaches: