Campbell County native Jamey Chadwell has been named head football coach at North Greenville University, an NCAA Division II school in Tigerville, SC.
Chadwell’s appointment was announced at a press conference on the NGU campus Friday, Feb. 6.
“We are extremely excited to have James Chadwell join our program as the new head football coach at North Greenville University,’ said Director of Athletics Jan McDonald.
“We expect him to bring excitement and spiritual growth to the football program as well as NGU.”
Chadwell has spent the last five years at Charleston Southern University, and began his career as the running backs coach and recruiting coordinator. He also has coached the wide receivers the last four seasons, served as passing game coordinator in 2006, and was named Assistant Head Coach in 2007. He also was a key contributor as he coached on all phases of the special teams. Chadwell helped guide the Buccaneers to three winning seasons in the last four years, and the team’s 28 wins during that time span tied for first in the Big South Conference.
While working with the wide receivers at CSU, he coached Maurice Price, who was an All-Southeast Region performer, and was also named the Southeast’s Receiver of the Year in 2005. Price was the leading statistical performer in the nation his senior season of 2006. He also coached CSU standouts Bryant Burch, who played in the Canadian Football League, and 2007 All-Big South performer Dee Brown.
A former standout quarterback at his alma mater of East Tennessee State University, Chadwell began his coaching career at ETSU in 2000 when he coached the quarterbacks. He also was the tight ends coach in 2002 and added the titles of running backs coach and recruiting coordinator in 2003, which was the final year of the ETSU program.
Chadwell earned four letters as a quarterback at ETSU for Coach Paul Hamilton (1997-99) and Coach Mike Cavan (1995-96). Following his senior season, he was named a National Football Foundation Hall of Fame Scholar, which was based on athletics, academics and community service.
He was active as the President of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes while at ETSU and has worked at the FCA Coaches Camp at Black Mountain, NC the last eight years.
Chadwell earned a Master’s of Business Administration from Charleston Southern in May 2006 and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics and Business from ETSU in May 2000.
He is married to the former Solmaz Zarrineh.