Belen Jesuit Preparatory School is excited to announce that Don Chaney, Sr has been named Head Football Coach and Director of Football Operations.
“I’m looking forward to this opportunity and to continue to grow the football program at Belen,” said Chaney, Sr. “I’ve never known a man worth his salt who, in the long run, deep down in his heart, didn't appreciate the grind and the discipline. I am blessed and look forward to the years ahead.”
Chaney, 49, has been coaching at Belen since 2014. He is a former receiver for the University of South Carolina and went on to play for the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles before his injuries ended his career. Chaney holds a Bachelor's degree in Public Administration from Barry University in Miami.
“Coach Chaney is a person of integrity, an excellent role model who places great value in the education and the development of the whole person. I look forward to working with him as he takes on this new role at the school,” said Carlos Barquin, Athletic Director at Belen Jesuit.
Belen Jesuit Preparatory School was founded in 1854 in Havana, Cuba by Queen Isabel II of Spain. The task of educating students was assigned to the priests and brothers of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits), whose teaching tradition is synonymous with academic excellence and spiritual discipline. In 1961, the new political regime of Cuba confiscated the School property and expelled the Jesuit faculty. The School was re-established in Miami the same year, and over the next decade, continued to grow. Today, Belen Jesuit sits on a 30-acre site in western Dade County, only minutes away from downtown Miami.