Former 8th-grade starter for GDS to be named new ASU coach

Posted by Andy Durham on April 20, 2010 at 11:10 am under College, High School | Comments are off for this article

Jason Capel was a starter for the Greensboro Day School when he was an eighth-grader and now he will take what he learned in that one year in the Bengals lineup and also what he learned while at UNC, and use his family basketball IQ and acumen, as he is set to be named the new Appalachian State Mountaineer’s coach, replacing Buzz Peterson, who left to revive the program at UNC-Wilmington….

Peterson said he left Boone, because his wife told him to, and that he would be set to double his salary. Peterson also said the attendance for the basketball games in Boone this past season was crummy/lousy to say the least….Peterson did say as much and that he felt the size of the crowds was very alarming to him and that this past winter was the worst he had ever seen in Boone, and it was a bear of a winter….

Better luck to Coach Capel, who has very little coaching experience, other than helping Buzz in Boone this past season. Capel’s dad has a wealth of experience at Pinecrest High, Wake Forest, N.C. A&T, ODU and other stops and brother Jeff has done a fine job at Oklahoma…Jason was doing basketball on TV for a while and made regular appearances on the PrimeTime with the Pac-Man Show on radio…The Pac-Man with the QCB, has had the inside/outside, on much of this Appalachian State mountain-man movement…..

from today’s News and Record on-line by way of the Winston-Salem Journal:

BOONE (MCT) — Jason Capel is set to become the men’s basketball coach at Appalachian State.

Capel, an assistant last season at Appalachian State, has been offered the job and has tentatively accepted it, barring any snags in contract details, according to sources.

He could be officially named coach as early as today.

The Appalachian Statehead-coaching job came open on Friday when Buzz Peterson left to become the head coach at UNC-Wilmington. Peterson, whose second term as ASU’s coach lasted just one season, said that he left for a financial offer that basically doubled his salary. The Mountaineers were 24-13 last season. Last season was Capel’s first season as a coach.

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