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Selected Publications

  • “A Look Back at the ‘Clean Sport Roll.’” Coach and ATHLETIC DIRECTOR. Volume 75, No.2, September 2005:70.

  • “All-Purpose Dribbling Drill.” Basketball Clinic. (Selected for publication in The Basketball Clinic Treasury of Drills).

  • “Analysis of the Jump Shot.” Athletic Journal November (Cover Article).

  • “Basketball Diaries: Notes on Life and Sport with Coach Chic Hess.” Go Kailua June 2021: 60-62.

  • “Basketball should be free and accessible.” Honolulu Star Advertiser 14 June 2023: Island Voices.

  • “Basketball’s First Wizard.” Time Out. The Official Newsletter of the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association, Volume 41 Number 4, April 2003:8.

  • “Education is Not Just About Test Scores.” Honolulu Advertiser 31 October 1999: B3.

  • “Educators Must Make P.E. a Bigger Priority.” Honolulu Advertiser 3 August 2003: B4.

  • “For high school athletics, Ticket Spicket is a mixed bag.” Honolulu Star Advertiser 12 Jan. 2023: A11.

  • “High School Basketball Wonder Teams.” Washington Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

  • “High School Wonder Teams in New Jersey.” Indiana Basketball History Magazine. Volume 11, No.3, Summer 2003:5.

  • “Little Dribblers are Filling a Need.” Kailua Beach Neighbors July 2018: 16-17.

  • “New Commitments to Old Challenges.” Hawaii Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Newsletter, Fall 2001.

  • “Powerlifting on Campus.” Muscular Development Oct. 1968: 18-19, 48.

  • Prof Blood and the Wonder Teams: The True Story of Basketball’s First Great Coach. Newark, NJ: Newark Abbey Press, 2003.

  • “Schools hold solution to obesity: P.E.” 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.

  • “The Amazing Story of Professor Blood.” BOXSCORE. A Publication of the Indiana High School Basketball Historical Society.

  • “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.

  • “What the Blue-Chip H. S. Basketball Players Think of Their Recruitment Pitches.” Scholastic Coach.

  • “Why Let Just Anybody Coach Isle Students?” Honolulu Star Bulletin 22 May 2005: C2.


Revised 19 January 2023

About the Author

Dr. Charles "Chic" Hess

Chic and his seven siblings were born and raised in Southwest Philadelphia. After moving to the suburbs, Chic played his high school basketball at Bishop Egan High School, a member of the Northern Division of the Philadelphia Catholic League. He later 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. Eventually, 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 and his 1978 state finalist team have since been inducted into the school’s Sports Hall of Fame.

LHS Hall of Fame

Chic is father to Christine, Rebecca, and Stephen, and he and his wife, Linda, have seven grandchildren.

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 named the NABC-Kodak National Junior College Basketball Coach of the Year.

Coach of the Year

As a professional physical educator and member of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (now known as SHAPE America), Hess served in the following positions:

  • 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

  • Chair position in the National Association for Sport Physical Education’s (NASPE) Academy for History of Sport, Philosophy, and Sociology

  • Executive Director for Southwest District of SHAPE America

  • Southwest District’s representative to the Board of Governors of SHAPE America.

Shape BOD Chic Hess

Chic and his wife reside in Kailua, Hawaii, where he has been recognized by the Hawaii House of Representatives and the Positive Coaching Alliance for conducting basketball player development programs for the youth and coaching clinics for the states’ coaches.

Chic Hess House of Rep Award
Positive Coaching Alliance Award
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