Capel's Son Joins Monarchs Coaching Staff

July 06, 2000
By ODU Athletics

NORFOLK, VA. (July 6) - Old Dominion University head basketball coach Jeff Capel announced July 6 that his son Jeff Capel, III has been named an assistant coach.

"I am thrilled to have Jeff join our staff, " said Capel. "He is an excellent teacher and will be a great asset to our young players, and in recruiting."

Capel, a four year starter at Duke University where he completed his career with 1,601 points (12.4), 433 career assists and hit 220 career three-pointers. He ranks third all-time in Duke history in three-pointers, fifth all-time at Duke in three-point field goal percentage at .398. He is 13th all-time in ACC three-point history.

"I am very excited about getting into the coaching profession, " said Jeff III. "I have always felt that as a player I was a coach on the floor, because I had an understanding of the game. This is a great opportunity to coach with my dad who I respect and look up to. I look forward to the opportunity to help others become better players, be better people, and to help Old Dominion be successful."

As a freshman, he started 28 games as the Blue Devils reached the 1994 NCAA Championship game, losing to Arkansas. As a senior, Capel helped lead Duke as a number two seed where he scored 27 points in a first round win over Murray State and 26 points in the second round loss against Providence.

Capel scored a career high 28 points against Virginia in 1995 and hit five three- pointers in a game twice. The 6-4 Capel earned NCAA Tournament All-Regional honors both as a freshman and senior. In 1997 he was selected to the ACC All-Academic squad.

Since graduating, Capel has played in the Continental Basketball Association for the Grand Rapids Hoops in 1997-98 and 1999-2000. He also played in France.

Capel graduated from Duke in 1997 with a degree in History. He replaces James Johnson who is now an assistant at Elon.

MORE IN Men's Basketball


Liberty Tax
Men's Basketball Update From Jeff Jones
Men's Basketball Season Ticket Promo
MBK: C-USA Tourney: Marshall vs. ODU: Presser