About the Author

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Charles "Chic" Hess, Ed. D.
Chic was born and raised in Southwest Philadelphia but moved to Levittown, Pennsylvania, where he played his high school basketball at Bishop Egan High School, a member of the Northern Division of the Philadelphia Catholic League. He played for legendary coach Howie Landa at Trenton Junior College before moving on to East Stroudsburg University to earn both his bachelor's and master's degrees in health and physical education. Later, Hess received his doctorate in education from Brigham Young University, where he was named class valedictorian.

While teaching and coaching in the Pennsbury, Loyalsock Township, and Lebanon School Districts in Pennsylvania, Hess's teams accumulated a distinguished 230-81 record, and he was honored with three coach-of-the-year awards. At Lebanon High School in Pennsylvania, his teams earned him a 158-57 record. Hess, along with his 1978 state finalist team, was recently inducted into the school’s Sports Hall of Fame.

Hall of Fame

In the 1988 and 1989 seasons at Brigham Young University-Hawaii, Hess was recognized as the NAIA District 29 Basketball Coach of the Year. Later at Arizona Western College, Dr. Hess was awarded the NABC-Kodak National Junior College Basketball Coach of the Year.

NABC-Kodak National Junior College Basketball Coach of the Year

Hess has served as President of the Hawaii Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance; Vice President for the Division of Sport; Vice President for the Division of Physical Education; President-elect, President and Past President in the Southwest District of AAHPERD; the Chair position in the National Association for Sport, Physical Education’s (NASPE) Academy for History of Sport, Philosophy, and Sociology; and Executive Director for Southwest District of SHAPE America. Hess has also served as the Southwest District’s representative to the Board of Governors of SHAPE America (formerly AAHPERD).

Chic and his wife reside in Kailua, Hawaii, on the island of Oahu, where he conducts basketball player development clinics for the youth and coaching clinics for the states’ coaches.

Other Publications

  • “A Look Back at the ‘Clean Sport Roll.’” Scholastic Coach and Athletic Director September 2005: 70.
  • “All-Purpose Dribbling Drill." Basketball Clinic December 1974: 13-14. (Selected for publication in The Basketball Clinic Treasury of Drills, 1977).
  • “Analysis of the Jump Shot." Athletic Journal November 1980: 30-32, 37-38, 58. (Cover Article).
  • “Basketball's First Wizard." Time Out (The Official Newsletter of the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association) April 2003: 8.
  • “Education is Not Just About Test Scores." The Honolulu Advertiser 31 October 1999: B3.
  • “Educators Must Make P. E. a Bigger Priority," The Honolulu Advertiser 3 August 2003: B1.
  • “High School Basketball Wonder Teams.” Washington Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Winter 2007: 26.
  • “High School Wonder Teams in New Jersey." Indiana Basketball History Magazine Summer 2003: 6.
  • “New Commitments to Old Challenges." Hawaii Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Newsletter Fall 2001: 3.
  • “Powerlifting: East Stroudsburg University." Muscular Development November 1967: 18-19, 48.
  • “Schools hold solution to obesity: P.E.” The Honolulu Advertiser 11 June 2006: B3.
  • “Sportsmanship: Past and Present.” Indiana Basketball History Magazine. Volume 12, No.1, Winter 2004: 56.
  • “Teach Your Players How to Shoot." The Coaching Clinic February 1983: 6-7.
  • “The Amazing Story of Professor Blood.” BOXSCORE. A Publication of the Indiana High School Basketball Historical Society, 2010 Spring Issue: 7.
  • “The Orlando Odyssey." Hawaii Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Newsletter Spring 2000: 4.
  • “The Weave Offense." National Association of Basketball Coaches Journal Summer 1992: 32-35.
  • "What the Blue-Chip H. S. Basketball Players Think of Their Recruitment Pitches." Scholastic Coach November 1986: 30-32, 69.
  • “Why Let Just Anybody Coach Isle Students?” The Honolulu Star Bulletin 22 May 2005: C2.

Revised 22 Sept. 2015