Men's Basketball

35 Chad Eppley
35 Chad Eppley
Height: 6-2
Weight: 165
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Boone, N.C.
High School: Watuaga HS
Previous College: Caldwell CC
Position: Guard
Major: Psychology

Previous schools: Attended Caldwell Community College and the University of San Francisco.

High School: Graduated from Watauga High School in Boone, N.C…NW4A all-Conference Honorable Mention in 2008…NW4A Rookie of the Year in 2007…Averaged 15.7 points, 4.1 assists, and 3.3 rebounds per game…Played club basketball for the Watauga Storm…Coached by his father, West Eppley…Averaged 21.3 points, 5.1 assist, 2.4 rebounds, and 1.9 steals per game.

Personal: Born on Dec. 3, 1989 in Charlotte, N.C…Son of West and Connie Eppley…Has one brother, Dylan, and one sister, Kalie…Uncle Brad Eppley played basketball at Wofford College…Father West Eppley played basketball at Pitt Community College…Brother Dylan plays basketball at Caldwell Community College…Majoring in psychology…Plans to pursue a professional playing career overseas and obtain a master’s degree in clinical psychology after graduation.

More about Chad: Favorite books: “The Little Engine That Could”, “The Book of Basketball”, “Night”, “Illusions”…Favorite midnight snack: Whole wheat pancakes…Favorite movie: “Finding Neverland”…Favorite musical artists: Kanye West, Lil’ Wayne, Maroon 5, Train…Favorite song: “Imagine” by John Lennon…Favorite sports team: Chicago Bulls…Favorite quote: “There are two choices in life, the pain of sacrifice, or the pain of regret” – father West Eppley…Chad can’t imagine a week without: Smiling…Chad’s advice to kids: “Love, dream, smile”…Favorite colors: Royal blue and orange…Favorite food: Crab legs…Favorite sports other than basketball: Soccer and tennis…Best advice Chad has ever been given: “Other people’s opinions don’t matter. Be you”…What people don’t know about Chad: He is fascinated by the universe and life outside of our planet…When Chad was a kid, he tried to be like: Mike. When people first meet Chad, they think: He’s shy and has a great smile.