Justin Chartrand joined the Tusculum coaching staff in the Summmer of 2019 and serves as an assistant coach. Chartrand came Tusculum from Morehead State where he spent two years as the program’s graduate assistant and three years as the head student manager.
In his first season with the Pioneers in 2019-20, TU posted a three-win improvement and finished fourth in the South Atlantic Conference with a 19-13 overall record. TU advanced to the SAC Semifinal round for the the first time in nine seasons led by All-SAC guard Trenton Gibson. Gibson was also named the 2020 SAC Elite 20 Award recipient and earned a spot on the CoSIDA Academic All-District first team.
During his time at Morehead State, Chartrand oversaw all the operational aspects of the program and assisted in scouting, player development and recruiting. His assistance in the day-to-day operations served as a vital component of the Eagles success. Chartrand assisted the Eagles during the 2015-16 season where they posted a remarkable 23-win season and an appearance in the CBI championship under head coach Sean Woods, which was one the best seasons in program history.
Chartrand has extensive experience in graphic design, video production, organizational management and strategic communication. He earned a Bachelor’s degrees in strategic communications at Morehead State in 2017 and graduated in 2019 with his Masters in Communication from Morehead State as well.
Justin is a native of Miamisburg, Ohio and played his high school career at Bishop Fenwick High School under Pat Kreke and College Basketball Hall of Famer, Don Donoher.