J. Chapman Named Assistant Volleyball Coach

PHILADELPHIA – University of Pennsylvania volleyball coach Kerry Carr has announced the hiring of J. Chapman as assistant volleyball coach. Chapman comes to Penn after serving as assistant coach at UNC-Charlotte last season.

"I am pleased and excited that J. is joining the Penn Volleyball staff,” said Carr.“He has worked with some fantastic programs, and comes highly recommended from some of the top coaches in the nation.His specific training in both the setter and libero positions areimportant for our team’s success next season.I look forward to his additional energy and insight, both recruiting on the road and training in the gym.”

Chapman attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he played for the men’s club volleyball team as both a setter and libero. The team was rated as high as No. 4 on the club AA level in his final season.

Chapman also served as a volunteer assistant coach for the Tar Heels’ women’s varsity team, and was a manager for the team for four seasons where he served under former Penn coach Joe Sagula. Sagula coached the Quakers from 1981-89, won three Ivy League titles (1983, ’86 and ’89), and earned Ivy League Coach of the Year honors four consecutive seasons. As a volunteer assistant, Chapman helped with on-court practices, team travel, and video systems and analysis.

At Charlotte, Chapman helped guide the 49ers to a 20-12 overall record. His duties included training the setters, creating offensive game plans, scouting opponents and recruiting.

Chapman was head coach of the Triangle Volleyball Club in Raleigh from November 2005 to June 2006. More recently, he coached the Carolina Juniors Volleyball Club in Charlotte.

Chapman graduated from North Carolina in December 2005 with bachelor’s degrees in Exercise & Sports Science and Political Science.