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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 still waiting to address the school board | Full Story » Harrisburg football coach George Chaump still waiting to address the school board -
Harrisburg football coach George Chaump still waiting to address the school board
Harrisburg High School football coach George Chaump was surprised to find Tuesday that, contrary to what he'd heard at the Harrisburg School Board's first meeting last week, there was no follow-up meeting scheduled for this week.
"I was all set to come talk tonight, but I guess there's no meeting," Chaump said Tuesday afternoon.
Not surprising: George Chaump resigns as Harrisburg HS football coach », 9 Mar 2011 [cached]
Not surprising: George Chaump resigns as Harrisburg HS football coach Boys Football, Boys Sports Add comments 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.
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Harrisburg School Board », 9 Mar 2011 [cached]
George Chaump believed he would have the opportunity to speak to the Harrisburg School District Board of Education Tuesday night.
But the only one he spoke to was Stephanie Loh of the Harrisburg Patriot-News because there was no school board meeting; the Board's next scheduled meeting is next month.
Chaump said he was led to believe the Board would meet at the district's administration building on Tuesday night, but there was no meeting.
Thus, his pleas to reinstate his job as Harrisburg's assistant athletic director and facilities manager will have to wait until August 9 when the Board meets again in a non-legislative session. That meeting will take place just one week before formal preseason football practice begins statewide.
Chaump has said that he will continue to coach - the district retained him as football coach for a supplemental salary of $7,500 - but as of this moment, he will coach without his administrative position, something Chaump has said will be very difficult for him to do.
Chaump said he offered the previous board an option, to pro-rate his administrative position through the football season, then eliminate following the season if there was still a need to do so.
The Patriot-News' Stephanie Loh reports that George Chaump's attempt to restore his assistant athletic director's post at Harrisburg High School must wait another 5 days.
The new Harrisburg School District Board met for the first time Thursday night, but Chaump did not speak because his matter was considered a personnel issue and would be taken up when the board meets again on Tuesday, according to Loh's report on here.
Chaump's positions as assistant AD and facilities manager, which paid Chaump a reported $93,000 plus benefits was one of 31 administrative positions slashed on Monday by Harrisburg's appointed board, which had directing authority of the Harrisburg School District as the result of a 1998 state law that handed control of certain distressed school district to the mayors of those cities.
Monday's budget vote that resulted in dozens of layoffs - about 100 teaching positions were also eliminated - leaving Chaump, 74, with just his coaching stipend of approximately $7,500. Chaump had also drawn his medical benefits from the school district's health care plan, not Medicare. He said he is currently without health insurance.
But the elected board that took over on Thursday said it would review all budget matters, including the layoffs approved by the appointed board. But the new board did not discuss specific positions on Thursday.
Chaump has indicated he will continue to coach, at least at this point. If he does, he will begin his eighth year at Harrisburg with a record 53-26 that includes two Mid-Penn Conference championships and a District 3-AAAA championship. Prior to Chaump's arrival, Harrisburg had won neither a Mid-Penn nor a district championship.
Chaump, who got his start in coaching as an assistant at William Penn High School in Harrisburg in 1958, has compiled a 173-50 record as a scholastic head coach coach at Shamokin (1961), John Harris (1962-1967), Central Dauphin (1997-2002) and Harrisburg (2003-current).
From 1968 through 1994, Chaump coached at Ohio State, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Marshall University and the U.S. Naval Academy.
Posted by rod at 9:57 pmTagged with: George Chaump, Harrisburg football, Harrisburg High School, Harrisburg School Board
Chaump will coach, but he's not happy about it Boys Football, Boys Sports No Responses » Jun 282010
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
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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