Maryland women's basketball head coach Brenda Frese welcomed Chris Campbell as the new Director of Operations in the summer of 2010. Campbell was an assistant coach at University of Delaware from 2008-10 and is a Maryland native.
"We feel very fortunate to have someone of Chris' caliber," said Frese. "He's very bright and really brings a lot to our program. His local ties are a bonus; he's another member of our staff that brings even more people into supporting our program."
While at Delaware, Campbell assisted head coach Tina Martin in recruiting, game plan preparation, practice plans, video and academic performance. He has earned a reputation as a tireless worker and is well-versed in all aspects of the game. Campbell played a key part in Delaware's outstanding 2009-10 season that saw the Blue Hens post a record of 21-12, advance to the Colonial Athletic Association, and earn a spot in the Women's National Invitation Tournament. Delaware was led by the play of freshman Elena Delle Donne who became the first UD women's player to earn All-American honors while also garnering CAA Player and Rookie of the Year honors.
"My time at Delaware was an incredible journey," said Campbell. "Coach Frese is one of the best in the business, and I have enjoyed learning from her and the rest of her staff and interacting with a great team of young women. University of Maryland is one of the top universities in the country for academics and athletics, and it is an honor to be a Terp and to be at such a prestigious institution. There is an excitement around Maryland women's basketball, and I love the energy and enthusiasm of the fans and supporters that surround this program."
Born in Mt. Kisco, N.Y. and raised in Potomac, Md., Campbell was the top assistant at Marymount University in his three seasons there under 25-year head coach Bill Finney and served as the team's recruiting coordinator. He helped lead the Saints to a three-year record of 61-25 and NCAA Division III Tournament appearances in 2006 and 2008. The team won the Capital Athletic Conference title in 2006 and advanced to the title game in both 2007 and 2008.
Marymount, based in Arlington, Va., went 20-9 and advanced to the NCAA Tournament in 2006, posted an 18-10 mark in 2007, and a 23-6 record in 2008 when the team returned to the NCAA Tournament. Marymount has captured 10 CAC titles during Finney's tenure.
While at Marymount, Campbell helped coach four All-CAC players, including three-time All-CAC selection Stephanie Witko and 2006 CAC Player of the Year and Female Athlete of the Year Randi Jones. In addition into his duties with the basketball team, he also served as head men's golf coach for two seasons, leading the squad to a fourth place finish at the CAC Championships.
Campbell began his college coaching career at Catholic University in Washington, D.C. where he served as an assistant women's basketball coach in 2004-05 under head coach Maggie Lonergan. He helped lead the Cardinals to a share of the CAC regular season title and a berth in the league tournament semifinals. The team won a school-record 14 straight games and had four players reach the 1,000-career point mark during the season.
He also coached at his alma mater, Winston Churchill High School,, from 1998-2004 and was part of the Bulldogs' back-to-back state championships in 2002 and 2003. Campbell earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Duke University in 1996.
While he was a student at Churchill, he was a member of the golf team. He spent seven years on the staff of Young Life and later worked for four years in the Montgomery County (MD) Public School System.
Chris and his wife, Tina, were married in the summer of 2011. Campbell has a four-year old stepson, Preston, and their daughter, Aubrey was born in 2012.
Campbell's' Coaching Credentials