Ed DeChellis

Ed DeChellis enters his ninth season as the head coach of the Mids, his 24th year as a head coach and his 38th season as a collegiate coach in the fall of 2019.

Head Coaching Career
DeChellis begins the 2019-20 season with an overall head coaching record of 319-381 in 23 seasons. This includes records of 105-93 in seven seasons at East Tennessee State (1996-97 to 2002-03), 114-138 in eight seasons at Penn State (2003-04 to 2010-11) and 100-150 in eight years at Navy (since 2011-12). He enters the season as one of 10 active coaches to have won at least 100 games at three or more Division I schools.

DeChellis won his 100th game at Navy in the quarterfinal round of the 2019 Patriot League Tournament and coached both his 250th game at Navy and the 750th game of his head coaching career in the semifinal round of the event the same year.

He guided ETSU to the NCAA Tournament in his final season and took Penn State to the NIT title in 2008-09 and to the NCAA Tournament in 2010-11.
DeChellis was recognized as the 2001 (coaches, media) and 2002 (coaches) Southern Conference Coach of the Year and as the 2009 coach of the year in the Big Ten.
He also was named the 2006 National Coaches vs. Cancer Man of the Year for his efforts in raising funds for and awareness of the fight against cancer. A cancer survivor himself, DeChellis was among a group of coaches to lobby members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives at a 2009 American Cancer Society event.

At Navy (2011-12 to present)
“When I did my interview at Navy, Vice Admiral Miller was the Superintendent at the time, and he said, ‘Coach, I want you to recruit very good basketball players who can help us get to the NCAA Tournament. But at the end of the day, you have to recruit young men who are going to be officers in the most powerful military force in the world and we take that very seriously here at the Naval Academy.’ And that really hit home with me and I knew I wanted to be a part of it.”
- Head coach Ed DeChellis

DeChellis has guided Navy to 80 victories over the last five season, including 46 wins in league regular season games. This is after the program had totaled 79 overall wins over the previous seven seasons and 43 victories against league foes in the previous nine years.