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This profile was last updated on 6/25/11  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

Employment History

  • Football Coach
    Harrisburg High School
  • Head Football Coach
    Harrisburg High School
  • Assistant Athletic Director
    Harrisburg High School
  • Coach
  • Head Football Coach and the Assistant Athletics Director In Charge of Facilities
  • Played Quarterback
  • Coach
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Chaump resigns as ..., 25 June 2011 [cached]
Chaump resigns as Harrisburg's head football coach Video Images George Chaump was a head coach at Marshall, Indiana (PA) and Navy. (Justin Raub, CBS 21 News)
George Chaump was a head coach at Marshall, Indiana (PA) and Navy. (Justin Raub, CBS 21 News)
George Chaump has resigned as Harrisburg High School's head coach, CBS 21 News' Chris Fischer has learned.
Chaump did not elaborate, though he did express frustration with the direction of the program that he felt had been built to an "elite" level.
Last August, Chaump lost his job as Harrisburg's assistant athletic director after the school board cut his $87,000 a year position. Yet he continued to coach the Cougars this past Fall. "I'm not going to turn my back on these kids," Chaump told CBS 21 News Sports Director Jason Bristol at the time.
Chaump told Fischer Thursday he'd still like to coach again, despite what's happened at Harrisburg.
Chaump is a unique coach in high school football.
His resume includes a successful stint at Marshall University, where he compiled a 33-16-1 record, including back-to-back ten win seasons in 1987 and 1988. He also coached at IUP and Navy. He also served as the quarterbacks coach at Ohio State under head coach Woody Hayes and was a running backs coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League.
Harrisburg football coach George ..., 6 Aug 2010 [cached]
Harrisburg football coach George Chaump will have to wait to make case to school's board of directors | Full Story » Harrisburg football coach George Chaump will have to wait to make case to school's board of directors -
Harrisburg football coach George Chaump will have to wait to make case to school's board of directors
Harrisburg High School football coach George Chaump showed up at the Harrisburg School District's board of special directors meeting Thursday night prepared to make a statement to the board in hopes of getting his position as assistant athletic director reinstated until the end of the upcoming football season.
At least seven different people addressed the board, and several more, including Chaump, were trying to get in line when Lawson took charge and adjourned the meeting.
Chaump said he was a little frustrated that he once again did not get his chance to speak.
"I have so much to say, and I've just thought about it for days and days and days," Chaump said.
Chaump found out on Monday that his positions as assistant athletic director and facilities manage of the fieldhouse and football complex would be eliminated, but that he could retain his position as football coach for a yearly salary of $7,500, with no benefits.
For now, Chaump is still with his football team and he's instructed his players to block out the distractions and focus on preparations for the upcoming season.
"I said I'll stay the course. I will not quit on these kids," Chaump said.
Not surprising: George ..., 9 Mar 2011 [cached]
Not surprising: George Chaump resigns as Harrisburg HS football coach Boys Football, Boys Sports 1 Response » Feb 032011
George Chaump has coached football for more than 50 years, beginning his career as an assistant coach at William Penn High School in Harrisburg in 1958.
On Thursday night, he submitted his resignation as head football coach at Harrisburg High School, telling the Harrisburg Patriot-News that "This is where [he] wanted to end [his] career."
But his career is not over. Chaump gave us a call Thursday night and the conversation was off-the-record. But I did ask him if this decision, among the easiest tea leaves ever read, was it. He said, in so many words, hell no.
"I'm 74. I feel great. I have a fire in the belly to coach the same way as I've always had," Chaump said.
We'll let the future happen a-pace, and we certainly wish George the best.
Harrisburg High School ..., 9 Mar 2011 [cached]
Harrisburg High School football coach George Chaump lost his salaried position as assistant athletic director at Harrisburg High School, but he said he will continue to coach football this season despite the loss of salary and benefits.
The Harrisburg School Board, in its final act as the mayor-appointed board, passed a budget for 2010-2011 that eliminated several positions, including Chaump's $87,000 assistant AD post, to close a projected $22 million budget shortfall. Chaump also lost his supplemental position as athletic facilities director.
The district still offered Chaump the head football coaching position at a salary of $7,500. When asked directly if he would continue to coach, Chaump said, "I would have to say yes."
That's not a surprise. Chaump, by his own admission, thinks about football 24/7. He would be lost without a summer of workouts and an autumn of practices and games.
But he's in a difficult position. His contract expires on Wednesday at midnight. He is left, at age 74, without salary and benefits. True, he could sign up for Medicare (he says he never has because he had health care benefits through first Central Dauphin and more recently Harrisburg), but he cannot draw on that plan immediately.
There is a political angle to his acceptance of the coaching position.
"I'm counting on the elected board to rectify this," Chaump said.
For his part, Chaump made a plea to Harrisburg administration to allow him to keep his AD post through the football season, after which the school board could eliminate the position. He said he did so to maintain his role as school administrator and educator while coaching.
There was no public comment period for the meeting, which was a budget meeting (as opposed to regular board meet), despite the fact that a large crowd had gathered, many presumably to support Chaump.
Posted by rod at 10:04 pmTagged with: George Chaump, Harrisburg, Harrisburg School Board
Just a reminder that will have a post on the fate of Harrisburg football coach George Chaump's assistant athletic director's position at Harrisburg.
Posted by rod at 3:15 pmTagged with: George Chaump, Harrisburg, PIAA
With deep ties to both schools, ..., 2 Sept 2010 [cached]
With deep ties to both schools, former Marshall coach George Chaump attended, making a pregame appearance on a Columbus radio station.
Chaump was the quarterbacks coach under Woody Hayes from 1968-71, including the Buckeyes' national championship '68 team. He later took the Marshall head coaching job in 1986, taking the Thundering Herd on its storybook run to the 1987 Division I-AA national championship. He left after 1989 for an unsuccessful stint at Army, and later returned to high school coaching in the Harrisburg, Pa., area.
He remains coach at Harrisburg High, though his administrative position was cut this summer in the school district's fiscal crisis.
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