September 11, 1998 |
His current titles are 10th-grade algebra teacher, assistant athletic director, and football coach at Central Dauphin High School in Harrisburg. Also on the resume are jobs as an assistant coach at Ohio State, an assistant coach with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and a head coach at Division II Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Division I-AA Marshall, and Division I-A Navy. He is George Chaump, and in his first season at Central Dauphin High in 1997, he had what many considered the second-best team in the state.
October 28, 1998 |
George Chaump is a hands-on football coach. At practice, he stomps about the field, barking out orders in a firm but encouraging voice; he positions linemen; he shows the receivers how to run a curl pattern; and he uses his forearm to teach better blocking technique. There are circles under eyes bleary from hours of reviewing game films, but the short, stocky Chaump isn't weary. "This keeps me young," the 62-year-old exclaimed, holding his arms out, smiling and looking up toward the sky. "I feel like a kid. " Actually, he is a grizzled veteran, old enough to have been Minnesota Vikings head coach Dennis Green's high school coach three decades ago, and Chaump is practicing the same techniques now at Central Dauphin High School that he perfected as head coach at the U.S. Naval Academy (1990-94)
September 11, 1998 |
You can see the tide turning at Coatesville. After a disappointing 1996 season in which the Red Raiders were 4-7, they improved to 6-6 last year. The trend appears to be continuing after the Red Raiders' 36-20 season-opening victory over William Penn last week as quarterback Sean Schellenger threw touchdown passes of 8, 39 and 40 yards. Coatesville's home game tonight against Central Dauphin (1-0) at 7 will go a long way toward determining if the Raiders are ready to return to the days of the early '90s when they competed for district championships.
September 8, 2000 |
An experienced Central Dauphin football team beat a young Coatesville squad, 37-0, last year. Rams coach George Chaump admits concern about a different outcome tonight when the two teams meet at 7 at Coatesville. "We've lost a lot," Chaump said, comparing this year's squad to his 1999 team that made it to the finals of the District 3 Class AAAA playoffs before losing. "We've got five sophomores starting and some of them go both ways. "Coatesville was pretty much a junior team last season.
December 31, 1994 |
Charlie Weatherbie, who turned a struggling Utah State football program into a winner in just two seasons, expects to do the same at Navy in half the time. Weatherbie was named the 34th coach in Navy's 114-year history yesterday. He was given a five-year contract, but said it won't take him nearly that long to deliver the school's first winning season since 1982. "I think that we can win immediately," Weatherbie said. "We're not going to wait for anything. We're going to go at it 100 mph. " That's exactly what Weatherbie did at Utah State when he took over a program that had not had a winning record in 12 years and had never won a bowl game.
November 30, 1994 |
Navy tight end Kevin Hickman needs just four catches Saturday against Army to move into second place on the academy's all-time receiving list. The 6-5, 251-pound Hickman has pro scouts eyeing him. Yet, Hickman rarely played tight end at Holy Cross High in Delran, N.J. Either Hickman is a late bloomer or played behind an awesome tight end at Holy Cross. The answer is both. "I didn't play too much in high school," Hickman said from Annapolis, Md. "I don't want to say I was the victim of the coach's son, but . . . " He didn't finish the thought.
December 9, 1991 |
The service academies demand a lot of their future officers. Just ask Jason Van Matre. Before Navy floated onto the Veterans Stadium turf Saturday for its final attempt to win a football game this season, coach George Chaump told Van Matre he would have to run, pass and catch the ball. Van Matre, a sophomore from Pensacola, Fla., responded with a snappy, "Yes, sir. " Then, in front of a sellout crowd and a national television audience, Van Matre put on one of the most impressive triple-threat performances in the history of the Army-Navy series as the Midshipmen upset Army, 24-3.
December 7, 1990 |
They are almost the same age. One, George Chaump, 54, will coach his first Army-Navy game tomorrow afternoon at Veterans Stadium. The other, Jim Young, 55, will coach his last. Like Army's Young, Navy's Chaump was a successful high school coach who moved on as an assistant college coach. Also like Young, Chaump was a head coach at two other colleges, Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Marshall. After Chaump's teams compiled a glittering, 58-4 record at John Harris High in Harrisburg from 1962 through '67, the Scranton native moved to Ohio State as quarterbacks coach on Woody Hayes's staff for 11 years.
December 8, 1991 |
Navy's football team made this the most satisfying one-win season in the academy's history. On the 50th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor and in the 92d game of the Army-Navy Classic, the Midshipmen routed the Cadets, 24-3, yesterday. Sandwiched between the playing of "Taps" and the singing of "God Bless America," the Midshipmen kept the Cadets' defense guessing and stopped Army's offense before 67,858 spectators at Veterans Stadium. The victory gave the Middies (1-10)
December 8, 1990 |
One hundred years ago, Army and Navy set out to determine which was the tougher branch of the military service by displaying their prowess out on the football field. The challenge was issued by the Midshipmen and accepted by the Cadets, even though only one of them, a cadet named Dennis Michie, had ever played the game. The Middies, with 11 years of football experience tucked under their white caps, won that 1890 contest, 24-0. The future generals and admirals of America are still going at it. The 100th anniversary of the Army-Navy game takes place today (Channel 10, 2:35 p.m.)