May 16, 2013
VILLANOVA, Pa. - Villanova assistant coach Raphael Chillious has elected to return to the University of Washington to rejoin the staff of head coach Lorenzo Romar, it was announced today. Chillious, a graduate of Lafayette College, came to the Wildcats in August of 2012 after serving three seasons with the Huskies from 2009-12.
"Raphael did an outstanding job with our team last year," stated Villanova head coach Jay Wright. "He and his wife Charlene and daughter Zaya quickly became a part of our Villanova family. Raphael has an opportunity to return to Washington in a more integral position on that staff. The Nova Nation will miss `Chill' and his family."
Chillious, a native of Olney, Md., was part of the staff that helped the Wildcats return to the NCAA Tournament in 2012-13 with a 20-14 record that included victories over three teams ranked in the Associated Press Top 5 - Louisville, Syracuse and Georgetown.