We are pleased to announce that, after a conducting a national search and considering a number of qualified candidates, Chad Myers '97 has been named the next boys basketball head coach.
When announcing the news to the Dunham community earlier today Head of School Steve Eagleton said, "As an alumnus, former player, and long-serving boys assistant coach, Chad is uniquely qualified to lead our boys basketball program. As an assistant coach, he has been integral to the remarkable achievements of our boys team, including three state championship wins in the past four years. In addition, Coach Myers has been successful in his own right as the girls basketball head coach, a tennis coach, and an AAU boys basketball coach. We are thrilled that he has accepted the position and are excited to see him further the success of the program by raising godly men through the sport of basketball."
Director of Athletics Neil Weiner concurred, saying, "Coach Myers has gotten the most from every team he has coached. He will continue to lead this program with a standard of excellence.”
For 18 years, Coach Myers has served The Dunham School as boys basketball assistant coach and has coached girls basketball as well as girls and boys tennis for 15 years. He has been an AAU boys basketball coach for 13 years. In 2007, he led the girls basketball team to a final four appearance in his first year as head coach. Since then he has amassed more than 260 head coaching victories, including a 2018 district championship title. He was named District Coach of the Year in 2018 and AAU National Champion Head Coach in 2013. Under his tenure, the boys tennis team has claimed two state championship titles, and the girls tennis team has been state runners-up twice.
In accepting the position, Coach Myers said, "I'm excited to serve The Dunham School as the boys basketball head coach. As a former player and assistant coach for the Dunham basketball program, it is an honor to be named the head coach at my alma mater. It's not only a basketball team, but an opportunity to raise godly men who will be successful both on and off the court. I'm thankful to Coach Pixley for his leadership and our close working relationship for the past 18 years. It has been a joy and blessing to lead the girls basketball program for 15 years. Although I will no longer be the head girls coach, I will be their biggest fan and am happy to continue to watch them excel. I'm eager to continue the success that has been built in the basketball program by Coach Pixley as well as our former and current players. Thank you to Head of School Steve Eagleton, Coach Weiner, and Mrs. McIlwain for putting their trust in me and continuing to support and encourage this program to be one of the best in the state."
Please join us in congratulating Coach Myers for this well-deserved promotion and in praying for him, his wife Bekah, and their children Charlie (6th), Abby Ryan (5th), and Baker (nursery).