Legendary football coach George Chaump, whose illustrious career stretched from high school fields to the National Football League, passed away on May 19th. He was 83.
In 1968, he joined Woody Hayes as an assistant coach at Ohio State, where his acumen and innovative offensive sets would help refuel a Buckeyes’ program.
With Chaump in charge of quarterbacks, Ohio State capped its undefeated season with a 50-14 victory over rival Michigan and 27-16 triumph over Southern California in the 1969 Rose Bowl.
Following 11 seasons in Columbus, Chaump would land in the NFL, joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and head coach John McKay.
He would return to the college ranks three years later at Indiana, Pa., and later served as head coach at Marshall (1986-89) and the U.S. Naval Academy (1990-94).
After his stint at Navy, he returned to coaching High School football. In 23 seasons as a coach, Chaump, also a longtime administrator and math teacher, compiled a mark of 190-66.
Inducted into the PA Sports Hall of Fame in 2003, Chaump is also a member of Bloomsburg Hall of Fame and Marshall Sports Hall of Fame.