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Coppell's 500-win hoops coach Chasteen retires
June 17, 2012By David McNabb of VYPE MAGAZINE - DFW
Coppell boys basketball coach Brad Chasteen, who surpassed 500 career victories in 2011, has announced his retirement confirmed Coppell ISD athletic director John Crawford. Chasteen was at Coppell for 16 seasons and met with players late this week to inform them of his decision. Chasteen will continue coaching a 9th-grade home school team supported by a major Dallas Mavericks supporter in Neal Hawks of Flower Mound. Hawks, a 1984, Nebraska grad, also is a major financial supporter for Nebraska and Creighton basketball.
The 54-year-old Chasteen has been among the pioneers in building basketball throughout North Texas and the state. Coppell has been to the state playoffs 14 of Chasteen’s 16 seasons including a trip to the 1999 state tournament. Chasteen was named the The Dallas Morning News’s 1992 Coach of the Year. Chasteen spent eight seasons at South Grand Prairie (alma mater ’75), where he averaged nearly 20 wins each season.
Coppell won a district championship in 2011 and finished second in 2010. Coppell has advanced to the second round of the state playoffs the last two seasons. Chasteen’s teams have advanced at least three rounds in the state playoffs seven times.
Chasteen’s son Clint is an assistant at Cedar Hill and his wife Kathy and twin daughters Lindsey and Lauren works as coaches with youngest daughter Kelly still in school.