Assistant Chillious leaving Villanova for Washington

Assistant Chillious leaving Villanova for Washington
May 16, 2013, 9:15 pm
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Raphael Chillious was an assistant at Washington for three seasons before joining Villanova in 2012. (USA Today Images)

Villanova has announced that assistant basketball coach Raphael Chillious is returning to the University of Washington.

Chillious was an assistant under Jay Wright during the 2012 season after serving as an assistant to Washington head coach Lorenzo Romar for three seasons.

“Raphael did an outstanding job with our team last year,” Wright said in a statement. “He and his wife Charlene and daughter Zaya quickly became a part of our Villanova family. Raphael has an opportunity to return to Washington in a more integral position on that staff. The 'Nova Nation will miss ‘Chill’ and his family.”

Chillious helped Villanova return to the NCAA tournament last season, as the Wildcats went 20-14 and were awarded a No. 9 seed in the Big Dance. They lost in their first game to No. 8-seeded North Carolina.

 

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