Chuck Driesell

Chuck Driesell (born November 3, 1962)

Teams coached: Marymount Saints, The Citadel Bulldogs
Marymount record^: 88-72 (.550)
The Citadel record: 42-113 (.271)
Overall record^: 130-185 (.413)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • CAC (Div III) Tournament Champion: (2000)
  • NCAA Division III Tournament Appearances:  1  (2000)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2010-2015 The Citadel
2006-2010 Maryland (asst)
2003-2004 Georgetown (asst)
1997-2003 Marymount
1989-1994 James Madison (assoc. HC)

Chuck Driesell Facts

  • Charles William Driesell
  • Born November 3, 1962
  • Hometown: College Park, Maryland
  • Alma Mater: University of Maryland (BA, 1985)
  • The son of longtime college head coach Lefty Driesell; Chuck was born in Charlotte, NC while his dad was the head coach at Davidson, but mostly grew up in College Park, Maryland
    • Served as a water boy and ball boy for the Maryland Terrapins, coached by his father from 1969-86
  • Played four seasons for Lefty and the Terrapins, going to three NCAA Tournaments and one NIT
  • Joined the US Navy after graduation, serving for three years; during that time (1985-88), he also coached basketball at the Naval Academy Prep School in Newport, RI
  • Became the associate head coach at James Madison in 1989, where his father was then the head coach
    • Worked there for five seasons, during which time JMU won five CAA titles and went to the 1994 NCAA Tournament
  • Hired to be the head coach at D-III Marymount (VA) in 1997; went 88-72 over six seasons at the helm
    • Finished above .500 four times and in 2000 won the CAC Tournament and went to the D-III NCAA Tournament
  • Spent one season at Georgetown as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator under Craig Esherick
  • Was the head coach at Bishop Ireton HS in Alexandria, VA from 2004-06
  • Returned to his alma mater Maryland in 2006 and spent the next four years as an assistant there under Gary Williams
  • Hired in 2010 to be the head coach at The Citadel; went 42-113 in five seasons with the program
    • Finished below .500 each year and never won more than six SoCon games in a season; fired in 2015
  • Became the head boys’ basketball coach at Maret School, an independent school located in Washington, DC

Chuck Driesell Coaching Tree


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the NCAA Division I and III levels only