Coach Gavin Chapman has resigned from his position as Men’s Baskeball Coach to pursue coaching at First Presbyterian Day School in Macon, GA. In addition to leading the Vikings basketball program, Coach Chapman will also be part of the Physical Education Department.
Coach Chapman played at Brewton-Parker College from 2007-2011 and was a member of the Varsity team for three seasons. He was a student assistant and the head coach of the JV team his senior year. Coach Chapman played for Coach Steve Barker during his freshman year and played and coached under John D. Jones for the next three seasons.
Coach Chapman became the assistant women’s basketball coach and Admissions Counselor at Brewton-Parker College from August 2012-July 2013. He then moved on to the assistant men’s basketball coach postition and Accel Program Coordinator from August 2013-July 2014. He finally became the head men’s basketball coach at Brewton-Parker from August 2014-Present. During the 2014-2015 season, his team achieved the first winning season in 10 years.
“I have been a student or coach at BPC for 10 of the last 11 years. From an 18 year old that thought I could play basketball to a coach of 18 year olds who actually know how to play basketball. I am proud of my accomplishments here, and excited about where the basketball program and the school are headed in the future. Brewton-Parker will always be a part of me and my family. This was an incredibly tough decision for us, and one that was made after a lot of thought and prayer,” says Coach Chapman.
“Gavin has been a part of the BPC famiy for a long time so he will be missed. This is a great opportunity for Gavin and his family and I know he will excel. His experience here at BPC and our focus on discipleship will benefit him in this new endevour,” states Athletic Director Daniel Prevett.
“I want to thank all of our coaches and especially Athletic Director Daniel Prevett for the support and guidance over the past few years. I also want to thank all of my players for their hard work and dedication to the program. You all bought in and it made coaching you extremely fun. And most importantly I want to thank God for blessing me with my wife and two kids while I was here, and giving us this new opportunity to grow and help lead another program,” says Gavin.
The search for a new head coach will begin immediately.