Ex-Prep Coach Takes Job With PAC-10 School

Raphael Chillious, a top prep coach, has been hired by the University of Washington to be an assistant coach for men's basketball head coach Lorenzo Romar, the school announced Monday.

Above photo is from ChilliousBasketball.com.


Ralph Chillious has been Nike's business manager for Elite Youth Basketball in Beaverton, Ore., since Feb., 2008.

Chillious was the head coach and co-athletic director at South Kent (Conn.) School from 2003-08, and was head basketball coach at Nottingham Academy in Colora, Md. from 2001-03.

He was captain of the Lafayette basketball team and graduated with a degree in psychology with 3.4 grade point average. Chillious began his coaching career in 1997 as an assistant coach at the University of Victoria in Victoria, B.C.

Chillious, as quoted in the U-Dub press release said:

    "It is hard for me to put into words exactly how excited I am to be joining the Husky basketball family. I've known and admired Coach Romar for nearly 15 years and I have the utmost respect for him as a coach, mentor and friend. There aren't too many times in life a person gets the opportunity to reunite with his former players, join one of the most respected coaches in the business and walk into a situation where the team has a legitimate chance to make a deep run in the NCAA tourney."

South Kent's coach is Kelvin Jefferson, who previously was an assistant at Colgate University before taking over this season at SKS. The 1995 graduate of Southern Connecticut State University was an assistant coach at Stony Brook University for two seasons, and an assistant coach at American University for four years. He also served two years under former Vermont head coach Tom Brennan.

The Norwalk, Conn. native began his coaching career at Wesleyan University during in 1995-96. After that he spent a year at Salem State and then two at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.


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