Gary Chupp begins his fifth season as head coach of Goshen College in 2011-2012, having racked up a mark of 63-59 as the head of the Maple Leafs. His teams have also compiled at least four victories over teams appearing in the NAIA national polls in each of his four previous seasons.
Chupp arrived after a nine-year stint as Bethel College (Kansas) head coach, posting an overall record of 123-136 and a Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference mark of 84-74. Chupp becomes Goshen's 13th head coach in the program's 53-year history.
In his nine seasons as head coach, Chupp led the Bethel Threshers to KCAC titles in both 1999 and 2003 and was named KCAC Coach of the Year in both seasons. His 2003 squad made Bethel's first-ever appearance in the NAIA National Tournament, while Chupp coached two KCAC Players of the Year, four NAIA All-Americans and nine NAIA All-American Scholar-Athletes during his tenure at Bethel.
Chupp grew up in Goshen and is a 1987 graduate of Bethany Christian High School, where he was a First Team All-Elkhart County High School Basketball Selection.
In 1992, he graduated from Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), Harrisonburg, Va., with bachelor of science degrees in physical education and psychology. While at EMU, he was the second-leading scorer in the history of the men's basketball program and was named to the Old Dominion Athletic Conference All-Conference team three straight years. In 1996, he was inducted into the EMU Hall of Honor, and he still holds the conference career record for three-pointers, with 294.
After graduation, Chupp went to Bethel as an assistant coach and interim head coach, from 1992 to 1994, before moving on to Bluffton (Ohio) University as an assistant for two years and then Geneva College, Beaver Falls, Pa., as an assistant for two years. He then returned to Bethel College in 1998. At Bethel, Chupp was also an instructor in the health management department.
In addition to his coaching duties, Chupp serves as Assistant Athletic Director. He resides in Goshen with his wife, Melissa, and their three children: Madilyn, eight, Tyson, five, and Cori, three.
Pat Sayre begins second season on the Maple Leaf bench as first as head assistant coach in 2011-12. A native of Sylvania, Ohio Sayre graduated from Bowling Green State University in the spring of 2010.
Sayre has been a counselor at McCracken Basketball Camps, where he met Head Coach Gary Chupp. He also served a stint on the staff at Toledo Woodward High School in Ohio. Coach Sayre will take primary roles in recruiting, practice planning, the junior varsity program, and administrative tasks.
In his spare time, Sayre enjoys golfing, spending time with family and friends and watching his favorite team The Ohio State University. He also teaches in the Goshen Community School District.
Keith Raine begins his first season on the Goshen College Men's Basketball staff in 2011-12. A native of Shelton (Conn.), Raine attended St. Joseph High School where he played under legendary Coach Vito Montelli.
Most recently, he was the Head Student Manager at Bowling Green State University where he assisted the coaching staff in all aspects of the program, while also running the team's film exchange. His efforts helped the Falcons to a regular season MAC Championship and an N.I.T. tournament bid in 2008-09.
In previous summers, Raine has been a camp counselor at several prestigous universities such as Duke, UConn, Syracuse, Wake Forest and Providence. He is also the former Camp Director of Sudden Impact Basketball Camps. Raine is a member of the National Association of Basketball Coaches, Indiana Basketball Coaches Association and the National Association of Collegiate Basketball Managers. He is an avid New York Jets and New York Yankees fan and resides in Goshen.
Steve Case begins his first year with the Goshen Basketball program in the 2011-2012 season. Case is from Bronson (Mich.) and this past May earned his bachelor's degree from Central Michigan University.
A three-sport athlete at Bronson High School (basketball, baseball, and football) for his local Vikings, Case earned all-league honors in both basketball and baseball. Case also played one year of collegiate basketball at Olivet College in Olivet (Mich.). He got the coaching bug as a counselor at the McCracken Basketball Camp where he has been a colleague of both Coach Chupp and Coach Sayre for six years.
Case is a huge Michigan sports fan, cheering passionately for the Lions, Tigers, Red Wings, Pistons, and Wolverines. He also enjoys classic/hard rock music, a good movie, running and exercising, and hanging out with his family and friends.