A staple on the sidelines of Christopher Newport men's soccer for over a decade, Justin Chezem returns to CNU for his 1st season as Head Coach and 13th season overall in 2019.
Since joining the coaching staff, CNU has posted a 201-47-28 record, well more than half of Coach Shaw's 312 career head coaching victories. With Chezem on the staff, the team has appeared in eight NCAA Tournaments, including three trips to the Elite Eight.
Prior to joining the coaching ranks, Chezem was a four-year player for head coach Steve Shaw from 2001-04. During that time, he helped the Captains post a combined 48-25-6 record. On an individual level, he was a first team All-Conference pick in 2003 and 2004. Additionally, he was named to the USA South All-Tournament team for his efforts in the postseason during the 2004 campaign.
Chezem graduated with a degree in Business Marketing and has also coached locally at Warwick High School. He and his wife Elizabeth have a son, Tucker, and currently reside in Newport News.