>> 2012 NABC East Region & Northeast-10 Coach of the Year
>> Has guided Ravens men's basketball to the postseason 10 times
David Chadbourne is entering his 14th season as head men's basketball coach at Franklin Pierce for the 2012-13 campaign. He took over the reigns of the program in May 1999 and last season guided the Ravens to one of the finest seasons in program history.
In 2011-12, Chadbourne led the Ravens to a 22-8 overall record, the Northeast-10 Conference regular season championship and the No. 1 seed in the East Regional of the NCAA Division II Tournament. A trio of players earned impressive accolades under his guidance, including Eric Jean-Guillaume, who was named the NE-10 Player of the Year, while also gaining first-team All-America honors from the NABC. Jean-Guillaume was joined on the All-NE-10 First-Team by Ellis Cooper, who also collected a pair of All-East Region honors. Ryen Vilmont was named to the NE-10 All-Rookie Team after he tied for the league lead for the most freshman-of-the-week honors.
For his efforts, Chadbourne earned a pair of impressive awards, including being named the NE-10 and NABC East Region Coach of the Year.
The 2011-12 campaign wasn’t the only success Franklin Pierce has achieved during Chadbourne’s watch. He has led the program to nine berths in the Northeast-10 Conference playoffs, while overseeing the school’s transition into one of the nation’s elite Division II conferences. Overall, Chadbourne has led the program to 10 trips to the conference tournament (including the 2000 NECC playoffs).
Chadbourne's eye for talent has been proven as he has produced 12 players who have combined to earn 15 All-Northeast-10 Conference accolades, four Daktronics and four NABC All-Region selections and two NABC All-Americans (Donald Johnson, 2001 & Jean-Guillaume).
Taking Over the Reigns of Men’s Basketball
Chadbourne has a successful history at Franklin Pierce beyond his 13 seasons as head coach of the men's basketball team. He returned to the men's program following a three-year head-coaching stint with the women's team. Prior to his head stint of the women’s program, Chadbourne served as an assistant coach for the men’s program under former men's coach Art Luptowski.
Chadbourne led the Ravens to a 17-11 record and third place in the New England Collegiate Conference in his first season at the helm in 1999-00.
In 2000-2001, Franklin Pierce posted a 16-13 mark and sixth-place finish in its first season in the 15-team Northeast-10 Conference. The Ravens made a push in the postseason, advancing to the Conference semifinals after posting the program's first win ever at Saint Anselm College's Stoutenburgh Gymnasium, defeating the Hawks (ranked 14th in Division II at the time) 89-76 in the quarterfinal round.
In 2001-02, Franklin Pierce earned a postseason berth, finishing in a three-way tie for seventh place in the Northeast-10. The Ravens posted a 15-12 record overall. The Ravens showed a knack for knocking off ranked opponents, opening the season with wins over two preseason Top 25 teams in winning the Clarion KFC/Subway Invitational.
In 2002-03, Franklin Pierce again reached the postseason and claimed an upset win at eighth-seeded Bryant College in the Northeast-10 Tournament first round before falling in the quarterfinal to a UMass Lowell team that went on to the Elite Eight.
Raven junior Jimmie Hunt was named a second team Daktronics and NABC All-Northeast selection, marking Chadbourne's first men's head coaching recruit to earn All-Region status
In 2003-04, the Ravens again made a trip to the NE-10 Tournament following a 14-14 campaign. For the first time, two Ravens earned All-Northeast-10 honors and a stocked recruiting class saw true freshman Darryl Minnifield pick up the first NE-10 All-Rookie team award in program history.
During Chadbourne's five years as an assistant with the men's team, the Ravens made three trips to the NCAA Tournament and won the 1995-96 New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) regular-season championship.
Coaching Success for Several Programs
In 1996-97, Chadbourne replaced Steve Hancock and helped the injury-plagued Franklin Pierce women's basketball team to a 17-11 clip. He then guided the Ravens to consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances and a record of 46-13 during his final two seasons as coach.
Along the way, Chadbourne was named NECC Coach of the Year in 1998 as the Ravens posted a school-best 15-1 record in the Conference, claiming the regular-season title.
Chadbourne has also coached several other teams at Franklin Pierce, serving as baseball coach in 1996 and 1998, softball coach in 1995, and the men's and women's tennis coach in 1993 and 1994. In 1993, he led the men's tennis team to the NECC title and a runner-up spot in 1994.
Before joining the Franklin Pierce coaching staff in 1991, Chadbourne was an assistant basketball and baseball coach at his alma mater, St. Joseph's College, in Standish, Maine, for four years.
A standout player for the Monks, Chadbourne established single-season and career school records in assists and ranks fifth on St. Joe's all-time scoring list. In his senior year, the Monks became the first team in New England to advance to the second round of the NAIA National Tournament. He led St. Joseph's to more than 100 wins in his playing career. Chadbourne was honored by his alma mater in the fall of 2001, when he was inducted into the Saint Joseph's College Athletics Hall of Fame.
A native of Claremont, Calif., Chadbourne currently lives in Jaffrey, with his wife, Michele, and daughters Madison, Katherine Rose and Grace.
Women's Basketball Head
Year W L W L Highlights
1996-97 17 11 14 2
1997-98 24 6 15 1 NECC Coach of the Year...NECC Champions
1998-99 22 7 15 3 NECC Co-Champions...NCAA Tournament
Totals 63 24 44 6 .724 Overall / .880 NECC
Men's Basketball Head Coach
Year W L W L Highlights
1999-00 17 11 11 5 NECC Semifinals
2000-01 16 13 12 10 NE-10 Semifinals
2001-02 15 12 12 10 NE-10 Tournament
2002-03 14 15 11 11 NE-10 Tournament
2003-04 14 15 11 11 NE-10 Tournament
2004-05 9 19 7 15 NE-10 Tournament
2005-06 13 15 10 12 NE-10 Tournament
2006-07 13 14 11 11 NE-10 Tournament
2007-08 10 17 6 16
2008-09 11 17 8 14 NE-10 Tournament
2009-10 12 15 7 15
2010-11 6 21 4 18
2011-12 22 8 18 4 NE-10 Regular Season Champions
128 152 .473
Overall / .457 Conference
Overall 235 216 172 158 .521 Overall / .521 Conference