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Basketball Coach Abby Chafey

Article by: Connor Pasby, 19th Street Magazine, January 2023

Photo by: Westmoore Senior Delainey Cops  

It’s the beginning of a new era for Westmoore Lady Jaguars’ basketball as head coach Abby Chafey enters her first season. She has already made a symbolic impact on the program.  

Chafey brings energy, toughness and, most importantly, a winning culture to Westmoore. She spent four years at Southern Nazarene University, one of them being an assistant coach for the Crimson Storm’s first-ever conference championship.

She helped lead SNU to a 12-8 record and a trip to the NCAA DII tournament. She also played a pivotal role as the freshmen basketball coach for Edmond Memorial and Putnam City North.

Before her coaching career, Chafey was a dynamic scorer as a player. Just like her coaching role at SNU, she played her college ball there, as well. Chafey was a three-time All-GAC selection for the Crimson Storm and finished with 1,334 points in her college career. She also hit 222 three-pointers, which ranks third all-time at SNU.

Chafey is carrying on that winning attitude into her first head coaching position at Westmoore. The Lady Jaguars are off to a 2-4 start this season, but you can see progress early in the season. Westmoore picked up their first win over East Central, which was a special moment for Chafey.

“I love these girls, they surprised me after the win, my first win as a head coach,” Chafey said. “I wouldn’t want to do this with anyone else, they are so special. I’m very grateful for Westmoore and every one of these girls in the program.”

Big goals are set for Chafey, which is an excellent sign for a first-year head coach who wants to eventually compete with the best at the end of the year.

“Obviously, my goal as a coach is to get to the state tournament and compete for a state championship, just like every other coach. That’s everybody’s goal, and we’re going to do everything we can to get there eventually,” Chafey said.

Lady Jaguars basketball is heading in the right direction, and the excitement is high in the Westmoore community.