Multiple sources are reporting that Kevin Ollie will be hiring former University of Washington associate head coach Raphael Chillious for the role vacated by the removal of Glen Miller.
Chillious was promoted to the AHC role for Lorenzo Romar at UW last year. He first joined his staff in 2009 and was in his second stint with the program before Romar was fired after this past season.
“Raphael is one of the top assistant coaches in the country, and while he has a great reputation as a recruiter, he is much more than that,” said Romar. “He’s very good on the floor with the student-athletes and during games and I believe he’s ready to run his own program. He’s a well-rounded coach and we are lucky to have him as part of our program.”
Chillious was head coach at Nottingham Academy in Maryland from 2001-2003, where he coached future Husky and NBA first-round pick Josh Boone. He then led the program at South Kent School in Connecticut from 2003-2008. In addition to Washington, he spent a year on Jay Wright’s staff at Villanova and also served as a business manager for Nike’s Elite Youth Basketball in Eugene, Oregon.
A Lafayette College (Easton, Pa.) graduate, Chillious was captain of the basketball team and earned a degree in Psychology. He’ll bring a sterling reputation as a recruiter and a depth of experience to the Husky program.