Category: Athletics

Chowan Football Joins Gulf South, Conference Carolinas In 2025

Coach Paul Johnson

In an introductory press conference held in the Football Pond Center, the introduction of Head Coach Paul Johnson, along with the future of the Chowan Football program was announced on Thursday afternoon. For the 2023 and 2024 seasons, the Chowan Football program will compete in the Gulf South Conference (GSC).  This move guarantees the Hawks eight […]

Paul Johnson Tabbed As Head Football Coach

Paul Johnson Tabbed As Head Football Coach

Formal Introduction on January 26 Chowan University and Vice President for Athletics, Patrick Mashuda, announced Friday afternoon Paul Johnson as the ninth Head Football Coach in program history. Johnson comes to Chowan by way of Bloomsburg University, where he served as the Offensive Coordinator along with coaching the Tight Ends and Wide Receivers for the […]

Toby Sims Signs With Harrogate Town AFC

Toby Sims HAC

By: Harrogate Town AFC We are delighted to confirm the signing of defender Toby Sims following a successful trial period with the club. The 25-year-old has spent most of his career in America representing several clubs including Greenville FC, South Carolina United and most recently Pittsburgh Riverhounds. During this time the full-back has won several […]

Welcome To Chowan: Wrexham’s Harri Lovett is The Definition of a True Student-Athlete

Harri Lovett, Chowan Student Athlete & Grad Student

By: Conference Carolinas This is the continuation of a series of Body, Mind & Soul stories that highlights member student-athletes, coaches and administrators of Conference Carolinas. WREXHAM, Wales–Now this is a dateline you never expected to see on the Conference Carolinas website.  Understandably.  Be patient and let us explain. Welcome to Wrexham, the hit FX show […]

CIAA Ends Affiliate Membership With Chowan

CIAA Announcement

From MURFREESBORO, N.C. – The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association announced today that it will be ending the associate membership that Chowan University has held with the league since 2018. Chowan became a full member of the CIAA in 2008-2009 but garnered a full time membership deal with Conference Carolinas in 2017-2018. The Hawks football […]

Kruse Selected To Lead Chowan Acrobatics & Tumbling Program

Madison Kruse

8/12/2022 2:52:00 PM MURFREESBORO, N.C. – Chowan Athletics and Vice President of Athletics, Patrick Mashuda, announced the hiring of Madison Kruse as the Head Coach of the Acrobatics and Tumbling program. “We are thrilled to have Madison join the Hawks Family,” stated Mashuda.  “Her career as a student-athlete at Baylor, competing for national championships along with the culture it […]

Powell Tabbed To Lead CU Competitive Cheer Program

Latoya Powell

8/6/2022 11:35:00 AM MURFREESBORO, N.C. – Chowan Athletics and Vice President of Athletics Patrick Mashuda announced the addition of Latoya Powell as the Head Coach of the Chowan Competitive Cheer program “We are excited for Latoya to join the Hawks family,” said Patrick Mashuda.  “Latoya will be a great addition to our staff with her knowledge of the area and expertise […]

Tanner Luffman Tabbed Chowan Esports Coach

Tanner Luffman, Esports

MURFREESBORO, N.C. – Chowan Athletics and Vice President of Athletics, Patrick Mashuda, announced the hiring of Tanner Luffman as the head coach of the Esports program. “We are excited to have Tanner join the Hawks Family,” stated Patrick Mashuda. “Tanner’s experience in several Esports games along with his ability to connect with both the stateside […]

Chowan University Charts New Flight Path with Director of Annual Giving and Brave Hawks Club

Ashley Gustafson

Ashley Gustafson is charting a new flight path at Chowan University as the new Director of Annual Giving and Brave Hawks Club. This new position reports to both the Department of Athletics and the Office of Advancement. This leadership role will manage the day-to-day operations connected to the annual giving program in Advancement and the […]

Chowan Men’s Soccer Coaches Inducted Into Lees-McRae Hall Of Fame


MURFREESBORO, N.C. – In late April, the Chowan Men’s Soccer coaching staff of Chris Whalley and Luke Staats were inducted into the Fred I. Dickerson Athletic Hall of Fame at Lees-McRae. “First, I want to thank Lees-McRae and the Athletic Administration/Alumni Office for this honor,” stated Coach Whalley. “I am immensely proud of the players […]