Hobart College just said goodbye to coach T.W. Johnson, who had been with the program for nine years, five as a head coach. Johnson took an athletic administrator and coaching job at his alma mater, Nansemond-Suffolk.
Wednesday, the immediate effect of Johnson’s departure was felt as 2013 signee and Episcopal Academy All-American midfielder Tyler Chambers declared that he had decommitted from Hobart and would be opening up his recruitment.
“I want to get the best education,” Chambers said, “and at the same time, compete for a national title.”
Chambers, who added that Hobart was no longer under consideration, was the best of a stacked group of EA midfielders this year. That group included fellow All-American Trupert Ortlieb and Ian Strain, who likely would have attained similar status if not for a broken hand suffered midway through the year.
Chambers led the way offensively and defensively, rarely coming off the field and enjoying a breakout senior campaign. The Media resident ripped home 29 goals and led the team with 32 assists and 61 points. He claimed All-Delco, All-Inter-Ac, All-EPLCA and All-America honors along the way. Chambers likely projects as a defensive midfielder to start his career, but he has all the tools to blossom into a dominant two-way middie at the collegiate level. He should have a strong collection of suitors for his services.