Shippensburg University women’s basketball head coach Kristy Trn has announced that Jocelyn Chavous has joined the coaching staff as an assistant coach for the 2018-19 season.
Chavous was a captain on the women’s basketball team at nearby Messiah College and played for the Falcons from 2013-17. She was a contributor to a pair of Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Championship teams (2014 and 2017) that qualified for the NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Championships. After each of her first three seasons, Chavous was named to the MAC Commonwealth Academic Honor Roll.
Throughout her collegiate years, Chavous was active in student life at Messiah. A Martin Scholar, Chavous served the Student Government Association as its vice president of diversity affairs. With the women’s basketball team, Chavous was a part of outreach efforts in the Dominican Republic. She has also traveled to Fiji to assist with the Give Clean Water initiative.
With regard to basketball, Chavous was a coach with Strictly Skills Basketball – where she worked with elementary and middle school players on basketball fundamentals. Chavous also annually served as a clinician at Messiah’s summer camps. Following her senior season, Chavous attended the NCAA’s annual Inclusion Forum, learning about topics such as mental health and disability services for student-athletes.
Chavous arrived at Shippensburg in the fall of 2017 as a graduate assistant career counselor in the Career, Mentoring, and Professional Development Center – a role she still maintains. She is currently studying toward her master’s degree in college counseling.
At Shippensburg, Chavous has been active with FUSE Ministry. She also assists locally as a volunteer content creator providing assistance to The Harbor, a community safe place that offers local residents the opportunity to spend time and network in a setting free from the influences or temptations of alcohol.
A native of Garnet Valley, Chavous graduated from Messiah in 2017 as a dual major in both communication and sociology/anthropology.
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