Chris LePore is in his fourth season overall on head coach Wes Miller's staff in 2017-18 and the second season as an assistant coach. LePore has spent his first two seasons on the Spartans' staff as a graduate assistant manager.
LePore began the season last year as the Director of Basketball Operations but was quickly elevated to assistant coach. He helped the Spartans win the Southern Conference regular season championship in his first season on the bench. He guided the Spartans to a program-record 25-10 overall mark, including a 14-4 mark in SoCon play. The Spartans set a program-record at the NCAA Division I level with a nine-game winning streak and became the first team in the 50-year history of UNCG basketball to record three winning streaks of six games or more in a single season.
LePore helped the Spartans make their fifth postseason appearance in program history and second-straight as UNCG earned the SoCon's automatic bid into the National Invitation Tournament (NIT). The Spartans travelled to Atlantic Coast Conference foe Syracuse in the opening round of the NIT.
As the graduate assistant manager, he has served as the camp director for the Wes Miller Basketball Camps, developed graphic design work for the program and handled all social media accounts. Additionally, he organized the calendars of Miller and his coaching staff, planned recruiting visits, coordinated team meals, assisted with film exchange and created and executed all recruiting mail outs.
Prior to UNCG, LePore spent two seasons as a student manager for the Belmont men's basketball program. He helped with video, camps, scouting reports, setting up for practices and assisting individual workouts. Belmont appeared in the NCAA Tournament and the NIT in his two seasons with the program.
LePore also spent two seasons as the assistant varsity boys basketball coach for Centennial High School in Franklin, Tenn., while serving as the head junior varsity and freshman coach. LePore earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Belmont in journalism/secondary education in 2014. He finished up his Masters of Arts in liberal studies at UNCG in 2016.
LePore married the former Jennifer Robbins in September of 2016.