For the July 21st meeting, we will welcome Jamey Chadwell, Head Football Coach at Charleston Southern University, as our speaker. Chadwell enters his third season as Charleston Southern head coach in 2015 and looks to build on a foundation that has established the Bucs as a contender in the Big South and on the national stage.
Chadwell was named the 2013 Big South Coach of the Year, the AFCA Region II Coach of the Year, and a finalist for the Eddie Robinson Award, which is awarded to the top FCS coach, after CSU set a school-record for wins during a 10-3 season. The Buccaneers surged into the national spotlight during a 10-1 start to the season and built an electric atmosphere surrounding the program.
Chadwell was named Charleston Southern head coach in January 2013, returning after a four-year stretch as head coach at North Greenville and Delta State.
In 2013, he served as the first-year head coach at Delta State University in Cleveland, Miss. Prior to DSU, he put North Greenville University on the national map at the D-II level.
Chadwell played at East Tennessee State University (1995-99) and was a two-year starter at quarterback.
He began his collegiate coaching career at his alma mater ETSU in 2000. From 2000-2003, the former Anderson County High School star worked with quarterbacks, tight ends and running backs while assisting with recruiting and offensive game planning.
As a four-year letterman at ETSU, Chadwell spent two seasons as a co-starter at quarterback. He was twice named Team Captain and helped lead ETSU to the Southern Conference title game two times during his career (1995-1999).
He received his bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Education in May 2000 from East Tennessee State. He also completed his master’s in Business Administration from Charleston Southern in May 2006. Both times finishing his coursework with a 3.3 or higher cumulative GPA.
Chadwell is married to the former Solmaz Zarrineh and the couple has one son, Jameson (5) and daughter, Avery (1).