Isaac Chew

  • Isaac
  • Chew

  • Assistant Coach
    Men's Basketball

In his inaugural season at Virginia Tech, Isaac Chew transitions with head coach Buzz Williams in continued partnership towards success.  After two ambitious seasons with the Marquette University Golden Eagles and a multitude of high-caliber collegiate experience, Chew has greater resolve for continued growth in all aspects of coaching and recruitment.  More importantly, he looks forward to the challenges ahead in the ACC.  

Named by Fox Sports as one of the top assistant coaches in the nation, Chew maintains invaluable connections to athletes throughout the country.  Joining forces with Buzz Williams in May of 2012, Coach Chew is exceedingly proud of the accolades received by the 2012-2013 BIG EAST Conference Champions at Marquette and worked diligently to recruit the sixth nationally ranked class in 2013.   

At the University of Missouri, 2011-2012, he helped lead Mizzou to a 30-win season and Big 12 Tournament Title in 2011-2012.  His biggest accomplishments, perhaps, reflect in the mentorship and player development of those chosen to play at the next level in the NBA.  Chew worked meticulously with Marcus Denmon (San Antonio Spurs), Kim English (Detroit Pistons) and Phil Pressey (Boston Celtics) in their days as Tigers.

Prior to, Chew was a valuable entity with the Ohio Valley Conference Champions in both the 2009 and 2010 seasons at Murray State.  His 2007 through 2011 stint in Kentucky included an unprecedented 31-win season, second round berth in the NCAA tournament, NIT appearance and cultivation of guard Isaiah Canaan, now playing for the Houston Rockets.

Coach Chew served as an assistant coach at Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, Iowa for the 2006-2007 season. The team advanced to the NJCAA National tournament for the first time in five years, and finished the regular season as the undefeated regional champs.

Overall, his proficiencies can account for four consecutive years of conference championships (Ohio Valley 2009-10 and 2010-11, Big 12 Tournament title 2011-12, BIG EAST 2012-13) including an Elite Eight appearance in the NCAA tournament with Marquette. 

Born and raised proudly in the city of Chicago, Chew was a stand-out athlete at Wells High School.  He played college basketball at Iowa Lakes Community College from 1994-1996 and finished his playing career at Avila University in Kansas City.

After earning his undergraduate degree at Avila and his MBA at Baker University, Chew returned to Avila to initiate his collegiate coaching career.  Coach Chew’s 15 years of experience have adequately prepared him for the industry pressures and challenges and he fervently anticipates the new season at Virginia Tech.