Chatman Takes the Helm of Pine Manor Basketball

Chatman Takes the Helm of Pine Manor Basketball

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Pine Manor College (PMC) 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 current Snowden High School math teacher had his most recent coaching experience at Randolph High School where served as the head assistant 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. In that role he has developed over fifteen players into collegiate athletes, some at the NCAA Division I and Division II level. Having grown the program from one team to six competitive teams and three high school teams, he has built a strong relationship with a number of college coaches around New England.

Chatman has also held coaching roles 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.

Chatman inherits a team that went 16-10 last season. The Gators get their season underway on Wednesday, Nov. 15 when they travel to Rhode Island College to open the season.