on faculty since 2012
B.S., Valley Forge Christian College, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, 2005
“Athletics is more than a sport. For me as a coach, it is the opportunity to build relationships and to be able to help student athletes grow and mature in life,” said Reggie Chapple, head coach of the women’s basketball program and assistant professor of physical education.
Chapple coaches and teaches from the perspective that we are to be like Christ in all that we do as living examples of the Christian faith. He firmly believes that by using our talents and our gifts to impact and influence others we can build strong and lasting relationships with those we encounter in all areas of life.
“This is something that I bring into the world of coaching and athletics. In the end, I hope that my life can be an example of Christ so that my students and athletes will want to follow Christ and begin impacting the next generation of athletes and leaders,” said Chapple.
Being an athlete and a leader are two defining characteristics of Chapple himself. Chapple was named the 2010 NCCAA Division II National Coach of the Year. Prior to his position at Trinity, he led the basketball program at Valley Forge Christian College in Pennsylvania to two NCCAA Division II National Tournaments. Chapple has also served in the roles of physical education professor, sports information director, assistant athletic director, and assistant men’s basketball coach at other colleges.
“I firmly believe that no matter the sport or teaching discipline, life lessons can always be learned and taught by anyone who is attentive to those issues,” said Chapple. “When teaching and coaching, we face many issues such as making moral and ethical decisions, turning away from sin, using our God given abilities to honor Christ, etc. Through these, I have realized that everything is a gift from God. He has a unique way of shaping our lives for his purposes. In the end, our job is to continue teaching others so that these timeless truths and principles last.”