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EIU (M) Basketball Hires New Assistant Coach

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

The Eastern Illinois University basketball team is welcoming a new assistant coach.

The university has hired Rand Chappell to replaces Bob Sundvold who accepted the head coaching position at NCAA Division II Missouri-St. Louis last week.

Chappell comes to EIU following a one-year stint as the head coach at Garden City Community College, a member of the Kansas Jayhawk Conference.  

Prior to that Chappell was the head coach at Central Arkansas guiding the program from the NCAA Division II ranks to its current NCAA Division I status.  

Chappell posted 104 wins with the program between 2003-10 including taking UCA to its first NCAA Division II Tournament appearance in 2005.

He was the head coach at Henderson State for five seasons leading the team to four Gulf South Conference Tournament Championships and five straight NCAA Division II Tournament appearances.  

Chappell was also the head coach at Phillips University (NAIA) from 1996-98.

During his coaching career as both a head coach and assistant coach, Chappell has been to ten NCAA Tournaments and two NAIA National Tournaments. 

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