Skip Chappelle

Skip Chappelle

Teams coached: Maine Black Bears
Maine record: 217-226 (.490)
Overall record: 217-226 (.490)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

1971-1988 Maine

Skip Chappelle Facts

  • Thomas Chappelle
  • Hometown: Old Town, Maine
  • Alma Mater: University of Maine (BA, 1962)
  • Graduated from Old Town HS (ME) then spent a post-grad year at the Maine Central Institute, during which his team won the New England Prep Championship
  • Attended the University of Maine, where he was a three-time All-Yankee player for the Black Bears under coach Brian McCall
    • Became school’s first-ever draftee, going 11th round in the 1962 NBA Draft to the St. Louis Hawks
    • Did not ever play for the Hawks or any other NBA franchises
  • Spent 17 seasons as the head coach at his alma mater, Maine, from 1971-96
    • Compiled a 217-226 overall record over seasons played in the Yankee Conference and Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) North, now known as the America East
    • Inducted into the University of Maine Sports HOF (c/o 1987) and the Maine Basketball HOF

Skip Chappelle Coaching Tree

  • Jim Boylen (Chicago Bulls, Utah)
  • Mike LaPlante (Jacksonville State)