Leopard Look: Brad Chasteen

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Courtesy of Lovejoy ISD

Assistant varsity coach, Brad Chasteen, knew that he wanted to coach by the age of 12. He has been coaching for 41 years.

Brad Chasteen joined the boys basketball coaching staff this year as an assistant varsity coach this year. His daughter, Kelly Chasteen, is also a volleyball coach at the school.

At A Glance:

Favorite food: Anything breakfast

Favorite movie:Hoosiers”

Favorite song: “Bridge over Troubled Water” by Simon and Garfunkel

Years coaching: 41

Looking Deeper:

The Red Ledger: What drew you to the district?

Brad Chasteen: Coach Kyle Herrema was an assistant for me at Coppell for many years, and I was fortunate that he wanted to work together again.  

TRL: Have you always coached basketball? If so, what drew you to basketball?

BC: I’ve always coached basketball but love coaching football and baseball also. Basketball is my favorite because there is zero “down time” in every practice 

TRL: How has your experience been in the district so far?

BC: The Lovejoy school district is first class in every way and has a reputation statewide for being the best. The pandemic has made my experience a little strange so far because I love to be involved, but it will come soon.

TRL: What are you looking forward to the most this year?

BC: Just like the last 40 seasons, I look forward to seeing the players get better on and off the court

TRL: In your opinion, who is the greatest player of all time?

BC: There is no doubt, Michael Jordan is the GOAT.

TRL: What is your biggest motivator? Why?

BC: I’ve known since I was 12 that I wanted to coach, and my dad taught me tremendous work habits at a young age. Plus, I love seeing teenagers grow into young men, and hopefully their experience in our program helps the process.