Chauntelle has been coaching youth sports since the age of 16. Her basketball coaching experience started with many summers working basketball camps for her uncle, who coached college basketball locally.
Chauntelle was a collegiate swimmer at Missouri State University, where she helped lead her team to three Missouri Valley Conference championships. While there she earned First Team All-Conference accolades all four years in the program, and was named to the Missouri Valley Conference All-Centennial Team in 2007.
After college, Chauntelle worked in Community Relations with the Seattle Sonics and then spent 3 years working in Community Relations for the Seattle Storm, running camps, clinics and other WNBA league-wide initiatives.
While working full time in sport management, Chauntelle spent 8 seasons coaching at Mercer Island High School as a swim coach for both the girls and boys programs. In six years as the head coach, she helped lead the teams to eight state championships and four runner up finishes at the WIAA state meet. Chauntelle was also named the WISCA 3A State Coach of the Year for Girls Swimming and the NFHS Coaches Association State Coach of the Year in Washington for Girls Swimming during the 2012-13 season.
Chauntelle has a BS in Entertainment Management (Missouri State) and a Masters in Sport Administration and Leadership (Seattle U).
Chauntelle's husband, Michael, was a collegiate basketball player. They are both avid sports fans and have two daughters, Savannah (7) and Carly (4). In her spare time, you will find Chauntelle on a tennis court or playing rec league basketball.
Chauntelle believes strongly in empowering and encouraging athletes as they play! Sports are the catalyst to doing amazing things - both with the body and the mind. Her goal is to help athletes unlock those areas and be the best versions of themselves that they can be.