A legendary football coach has passed away. Longtime high school and college football coach George Chaump passed away this weekend.
He was 83-years-old. A cause of death was not given.
He got his start in coaching at the high school level, where he led John Harris High School to six straight Central Penn League football championships and a combined 58-4 record.
After success there, he took the next step, jumping up to the college football ranks.
Chaump’s collegiate coaching career started as an assistant coach under Woody Hayes at Ohio State. After 11 years with the Buckeyes, Chaump jumped up to the professional level with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and head coach John McKay.
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Chaump left his days as an assistant coach in the NFL to become the head coach at Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he led the team to a 24-16-1 record.
He eventually left to become the head coach at Marshall. In four years as the head coach of the Thundering Herd, Chaump racked up a record of 33-16-1 and a berth to the NCAA Division 1-AA Championship game.
He left to become the head coach at Navy, but failed to find his footing as he led to team to a 14-41 record in five seasons.
Our thoughts are with the Chaump family.