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Chad Revelle

State title-winning coach is coming to ER

RAMSEUR — For the past three high school basketball seasons, Chad Revelle has celebrated NCISAA state championships with his Grace Christian girls varsity basketball team. 


In 2022, Grace finished 29-1 in winning the 1-A title. In 2023, the Crusaders went 32-3 in earning a 2-A crown and last season, Grace went unbeaten at 30-0 in winning the 3-A championship.


Now Revelle is bringing his championship coaching knowledge to Eastern Randolph High School, where he was recently named the head coach for the Wildcats girls varsity basketball program.


Revelle takes over for Jeff Davis.


“We just feel we’re supposed to be here,” Revelle said of accepting the ER position. “The culture and the community fits my vibe.” 


Revelle has two sons - Carter and Cade - who attended ERHS this year with Carter being the Wildcats’ starting quarterback. 


“Both my boys love it at Eastern Randolph,” Revelle said. “This is where we were called to be.”


Revelle said leaving Grace Christian, which is located in Sanford, wasn’t easy.


“I walked in there and helped build that program, winning three state championships in a row,” Revelle said. “We only graduated two girls and we have more coming in at a very high level. We prayed about this and thought about this. The good Lord said we were supposed to be here. The culture and the community just lines up with my beliefs. 


"Grace was a great experience, a great school. I left Grace in a better position than when I found it and that is something that is important to me.”


Revelle, who also spent a decade coaching travel ball at all different age levels, had the opportunity to work with Pat Summitt from 1999-2001. He began helping his wife coach women’s basketball at Louisburg when she was the head coach there. At ER, their roles will be reversed with his wife acting as assistant for the Wildcats.


Revelle has already had a workout or two with the ER girls and he’s impressed with what he sees.


“What I know is I saw a group of girls who have determination, grit and they are willing to work,” said Revelle, who has also worked with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. “There are some absolutely great pieces to work with at Eastern.”


Among those returning next season are Kenly Whitaker, Callie Craven, Katelyn Brown, Brooklyn Jones and Mirianna Corea among others. 


“We have a new assignment at Eastern Randolph,” Revelle said. “I am excited about the potential. I love the community. I love Wildcats country.