JACKSONVILLE — North Florida head men’s basketball coach Matthew Driscoll announced the addition of former Osprey student-athlete Chase Driscoll as the program’s Director of Basketball Operations.
Chase Driscoll returns to the UNF sidelines following a stint as an assistant basketball coach at Webber International University. He was a member of the Osprey basketball program from 2014-15 through the 2017-18 season and was part of the program’s back-to-back ASUN Championships.
“Chase brings key components with him with his return to his alma mater,” said Matthew Driscoll. “Not only was he a member of our back-to-back ASUN Championship teams but he also gained valuable experience at Oral Roberts as a graduate assistant coach for a couple years along with spending last season as an assistant coach at Webber International. Chase also served as the head coach for Webber’s developmental team. He thoroughly understands our culture and has a unique ability to really encourage our team, having been in their shoes as a player — in the locker room, on the court and competing to win championships. Chase’s experience is invaluable for a team like ours this season that is built around seven freshmen, five sophomores and just one junior.”
Before his season at Webber, Chase was a graduate assistant men’s basketball coach at Oral Roberts University during the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons. Prior to his playing days at UNF, he was a high school player at Bishop Kenny High School, Driscoll helped his team win back-to-back district titles in 2013 and 2014 and a State Final Four appearance during his junior season.
“I am extremely excited and grateful to be back at UNF,” said Chase. “Ever since I graduated, it was a dream of mine to come back one day and coach at my alma mater. Growing up, I have personally seen how coaches impact their players, I embrace this opportunity to help student athletes be successful on and off the court. Having won championships here as a player, I look forward to continuing a championship culture as part of this staff.”
Chase graduated from North Florida with his Bachelor of Arts degree in athletic and education leadership and minored in sports management.