Dr. James Chandler was named Interim Head Women's Basketball Coach for the 2017-18 school year. Chandler brings a wealth of experience and success to the postion. Over eleven seasons as a high school coach in Missouri, Chandler posted a record of 203-100.
A 1992 graduate of Blackburn, Chandler played three years of varsity basketball from 1986-1990. As a player he was named to the all-conference team and also travelled to New Zealand as a member of the National Little College Athletic Association All-Star Team.
During his coaching career, these achievements were accomplished.
* 22-11 overall record in state tournament play.
* 2 Final Four appearances- both 2nd place
*2 District Champions
* 6 District Finalists
*4 District Semi-finals
* 3 Conference Champions
*11 Tournament Championships
* 5 A.P State Ranked Teams
From 2015-17 he coached the AAU Junior Warriors Program to a 70-9 record including eight tournament championships.
Chandler earned his doctorate in education in 2011 from St. Louis University, and his masters in education from William Woods University in 2000.