With a knowledge of college basketball but also the Horizon League, Sharif Chambliss joins Scott Nagy’s staff. A Racine, Wisconsin, native, Chambliss spent four seasons at HL foe Milwaukee after spending a season as the video coordinator at the University of Wisconsin.
During the 2011-12 season, Chambliss was part of a Badgers program that posted a 26-10 overall record and advanced to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament. He has also previously served as Milwaukee’s men’s basketball academic advisor and has served coaching stints at UW-Platteville and Francis Marion University.
The Panthers made a huge turnaround with Chambliss on staff in 2013-14 as they improved 13 games in the win column, posted 21 wins and reached the NCAA Tournament for the second time under head coach Jeter. Chambliss’ tutelage with the guards helped senior Jordan Aaron earn Second Team All-Horizon League accolades..
Chambliss was a standout player in the Big Ten Conference, starring at both Penn State University and Wisconsin. He spent three years with the Nittany Lions, and was the team’s leading scorer in two of those three seasons. He transferred to Wisconsin for his final season, earning a spot as a team captain and averaging 7.5 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game, while helping the Badgers to the Elite Eight in 2005.
A two-time honorable mention All-Big Ten guard, Chambliss scored 1,107 points in his collegiate career and in his final two seasons at Penn State, averaged 14.6 and 14.7 ppg respectively. Upon graduating, he embarked on a two-year professional basketball career in Portugal.
Chambliss earned a degree in life science communications from Wisconsin in 2005 and completed a master's degree in adult education from UW-Platteville in 2011. Chambliss and his wife, Melissa, married in spring 2015.