Ed DeChellis has left the Penn St. Nittany Lions basketball program to take over the Navy Midshipmen, the Naval Academy announced Monday. The Pennsylvania native has coached in three different stints at Happy Valley, first working there as an assistant in 1982. He was named the 2009 Big Ten coach of the year.
DeChellis on the move to Annapolis:
We fell in love with Annapolis and the Academy when we came and visited and we look forward to being part of a place so steeped in tradition. I look forward to the challenge of not only winning the Patriot League Championship and taking Navy back to the NCAA Tournament, but also helping young men become future leaders of this great nation of ours.
In eight years at Penn State, DeChellis produced a pair of winning records, a NCAA Tournament appearance and a NIT championship. His preceding career at East Tennessee State included a SoCon championship. His career record is 222-232.