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Jeff Capel II
Born January 6, 1953(1953-01-06) (age 68)
Southern Pines, North Carolina
Nationality American

Felton Jeffrey "Jeff" Capel II[1] (born January 6, 1953) is an American National Basketball Association assistant coach, and a former college basketball head coach. He was head coach of the Old Dominion Monarchs team from 1994 to 2001, of the North Carolina A&T Aggies from 1993 to 1994 and of the Fayetteville State Broncos from 1989 to 1993. He is the father of former Oklahoma Sooners head coach Jeff Capel III and former Appalachian State Mountaineers head coach Jason Capel. He was also an assistant coach with the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats.[2] On November 15, 2011, it was announced that Capel was hired as an assistant coach for the Philadelphia 76ers.[3]

Early life[]

Born in Southern Pines, North Carolina, Capel graduated from Pinecrest High School in 1970. He went to Fayetteville State University and played on the basketball team as a freshman, then served in the United States Army from 1971 to 1975. Capel says that serving in the Army provided discipline and structure in his life.[1] Capel returned to Fayetteville State and played another season on the basketball team as a senior before graduating in 1977 with a degree in health and physical education.[4][5]

Coaching career[]

In 1978, Capel returned to his alma mater Pinecrest High School to be a volunteer basketball coach. He also coached wrestling, baseball, and junior varsity football at Pinecrest. He then was the head varsity basketball coach from 1980 to 1986.[1] Capel also was an assistant principal at Pinecrest.[5] From 1986 to 1989, Capel was an assistant coach at Wake Forest University under Bob Staak.[4]

Fayetteville State hired Capel as head coach in 1989.[5] In four seasons (1989–1993), Capel had a 63–51 record at Fayetteville State, with berths in the 1991 CIAA basketball tournament semi-finals and 1992 NCAA Tournament.[4] Future NBA player Darrell Armstrong was among players Capel coached.

In the 1993–94 season, Capel was head coach at North Carolina A&T, who finished 16–14 with the MEAC Tournament championship and automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament.[4] Capel then was head coach at Old Dominion from 1994 to 2001. Under Capel, Old Dominion won two CAA Tournament championships (1995 and 1997). Old Dominion made the second round of the 1995 NCAA Tournament and first round of the 1997 NCAA Tournament, as well as the second round of the 1999 National Invitation Tournament.[4] At Old Dominion, Capel had a 122–98 record.[6]

In 2001, the Fayetteville Patriots of the NBA's startup minor league National Basketball Development League (NBDL) hired Capel as head coach. Capel was head coach from 2001 to 2004; the Patriots finished first in the NBDL for the 2002–03 season and were runners-up in the 2003 NBDL Finals.[1]

From 2004 to 2011, Capel was an assistant coach for the NBA expansion team Charlotte Bobcats. He was then an assistant coach for the Philadelphia 76ers from 2011 to 2013. On 25 January 2017, writing in The Players' Tribune, his son Jeff Capel III disclosed that Capel had been diagnosed in 2014 with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.[7]

Head coaching record[]


Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Fayetteville State Broncos (Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (1989–1993)
1989–90 Fayetteville State 7–21
1990–91 Fayetteville State 14–13 10–9[8]
1991–92 Fayetteville State 22–8
1992–93 Fayetteville State 20–9 14–6[9] 3rd NCAA D-II First Round
Fayetteville State: 63–51
North Carolina A&T Aggies (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) (1993–1994)
1993–94 North Carolina A&T 16–14 10–6 T–2nd NCAA D-I First Round
North Carolina A&T: 16–14 10–6
Old Dominion Monarchs (Colonial Athletic Association) (1994–2001)
1994–95 Old Dominion 21–12 12–2 1st NCAA D-I Second Round
1995–96 Old Dominion 18–13 12–4 2nd
1996–97 Old Dominion 22–11 10–6 T–1st NCAA D-I First Round
1997–98 Old Dominion 12–16 8–8 4th
1998–99 Old Dominion 25–9 11–5 2nd NIT Second Round
1999–00 Old Dominion 11–19 6–10 T–6th
2000–01 Old Dominion 13–18 7–9 T–5th
Old Dominion: 122–98 66–44
Total: 201–163

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


Regular season G Games coached W Games won L Games lost W–L % Win–loss %
Post season PG Playoff games PW Playoff wins PL Playoff losses PW–L % Playoff win–loss %
Team Year G W L W–L% Finish PG PW PL PW–L% Result
Fayetteville Patriots 2001–02 34 16 18 .471 7th Missed playoffs
Fayetteville Patriots 2002–03 46 29 17 .630 1st 5 3 2 .600 Lost in NBDL Finals
Fayetteville Patriots 2003–04 46 21 25 .457 4th 1 0 1 .000 Lost in Semifinals
Career 126 66 60 .524 6 3 3 .500


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