Ed DeChellis

Ed DeChellis (born November 14, 1958)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Navy Midshipmen
Current conference: Patriot League
East Tennessee State record: 105-93 (.530)
Penn State record: 114-138 (.452)
Navy record: 150-180 (.455)
Overall record: 369-411 (.473)

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Awards:

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2011-present Navy
2003-2011 Penn State
1996-2003 East Tennessee State
1986-1996 Penn State (asst)
1984-1986 Salem International (asst)
1982-1984 Penn State (asst)

Ed DeChellis Facts

  • Edward Richard DeChellis
  • Born November 14, 1958
  • Hometown: Monaca, Pennsylvania
  • Alma Mater: Pennsylvania State University (BA, 1982)
  • After earning his bachelor’s degree from Penn State in 1982, DeChellis joined the Nittany Lions coaching staff as a graduate assistant for two seasons – one under Dick Harter and one under Bruce Parkhill
  • First full-time assistant position was under Dana Skinner at D-II Salem College (now Salem International University)
  • Returned to Penn State in 1986 as an assistant coach, spending nine seasons on Parkhill’s staff and one more under Jerry Dunn
  • Got his first head coaching job in 1996 at East Tennessee State, leading the Bucs to 105 wins and one NCAA Tournament berth in seven seasons
  • Hired as Penn State head coach in 2003, replacing Dunn
    • Won 114 games in eight seasons and led the Lions to one NCAA Tournament and two NITs, winning the 2009 NIT title
    • The 2011 NCAA Tournament appearance was the first for the Penn State program in ten years
  • Surprised the basketball world by leaving Penn State in 2011 to become the head coach at Navy, taking a pay-cut in the process
    • Has been the head coach at Navy for nine seasons, winning 114 games but failing to reach the postseason
    • Suffered a stroke in September 2020, causing him to miss the beginning of the season; returned to the sidelines in December
    • The 2020-21 Midshipmen went 15-2 (12-1) in the regular season to win the program’s first Patriot League title in more than 20 years
    • The following year, Navy finished 2nd in the Patriot League and DeChellis earned his second-straight Patriot League COY award
  • Along with his wife, Kim, has three daughters and two grandchildren

Ed DeChellis Coaching Tree

  • Dan Earl (Chattanooga, VMI)
  • James Johnson (Virginia Tech)
  • Lewis Preston (Kennesaw State)
  • Kendrick Saunders (Seton Hill)
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