CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Pine Manor College is pleased to announce the hiring of Joseph Chatman as its next men's basketball head coach. The announcement was made earlier this month by Director of Athletics John Griffith.
Chatman, who becomes the second men's basketball head coach in program history, brings with him a wealth of basketball and educational knowledge at the high school, club, and collegiate level. "The appointment of Joe Chatman as men's basketball coach begins a new era at Pine Manor College," said Griffith, "Joe's passion, energy, enthusiasm are characteristics that will enable Joe to maximize his coaching potential. Those traits combined with his 'holistic approach' to coaching gives him a solid foundation for success as his commitment to player development in the classroom and off the court will allow the student-athletes and basketball program to reach its full potential."
As the current Snowden High School math teacher, Chatman had his most recent coaching experience at Randolph High School where he served as the assistant head coach. In that role he helped players develop into true student-athletes by organizing study halls and fundraising events throughout the year.
He is also the founder and head coach of the Boston Spartans AAU program, which he started in 2008. As founder and head coach, he has developed over fifteen players into collegiate athletes, some at the NCAA Division I and Division II levels. Having grown the program from one team to six competitive teams and three high school teams, Chatman has built a strong relationship with a number of college coaches around New England.
Chatman has also coached at Boston English High School (head boys basketball coach), the Boston Scholar-Athlete program (head coach), and Lesley University (assistant men's basketball coach). As a player, he spent two years at UMass Lowell, before transferring to Lesley to complete his bachelor's degree in sports management.
"I am honored and humbled to be named as head men's basketball coach at Pine Manor College," said Chatman, "It is a great opportunity to work at an institution that respects the values and philosophy that I have as an educator, mentor, coach, and new staff member."