Aldine ISD named Houston Washington head coach Kelvin Chatham as the next head football coach at Aldine Davis on Tuesday night.
He replaces Scott Joseph, who resigned his post after four seasons in late February.
“This is really a great opportunity," he said. "Aldine is my community. I grew up in Greenspoint and it gives me chills to go back into the community that poured so much into me. I feel like I understand where these kids come from and I want to give back, because this place gave so much to me."
Chatham helped author one of the real feel-good stories in Texas High School Football a year ago, leading long-struggling Houston Washington to a 10-1 mark in 2022. That included the Eagles' first district title since 2006 and their first double-digit win season since 1994.
Chatman grew up in Aldine ISD and graduated from Nimitz High School before his college playing career at Citrus College in Glendora, California and at Illinois State. After finishing up at Illinois State, Chatham had a brief stint in some NFL camps and spent time in the Canadian Football League.
He began his coaching career back at Citrus College where he coached receivers, before coming to his alma mater Aldine Nimitz to coach receivers. In 2021, Chatham earned his first head coaching job when Houston ISD named him the next head coach at Booker T. Washington. After going 3-7 in his first year, Chatham’s squad responded in 2022 with a district title run.
“I love the kids and community at Booker T.," Chatham said. "The work they put in was unbelievable. It was a great time and words can’t explain the love I have for my staff and those kids. I am forever grateful for Houston ISD and the administration to give me my first shot to be a head coach, I wouldn’t be where I am without them taking a chance on me.”
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