Spartan Standout: Chad Copeland


Chad Copeland is a 6-foot-6-inch, 210-pound junior from Plainsfield, Vt. The All-Conference forward currently averages 22.3 points and 8.5 rebounds a game for the Castleton men’s basketball team. He sat down with us to answer a few questions.

Q. Why did you choose Castleton?
A. I chose Castleton because of the in-state tuition and because I knew that the basketball program was on the up rise. Coach Culpo recruited me heavily and I came from a smaller high school.

Q. Where did your love of Basketball come from?
A. My love for basketball came from my family. My grandfather and my father both won championships in high school and my father went on to play college basketball.

Q. Is there one person that influenced you the most in your career?
A. Four of my coaches have been huge inspirations in my life. My two high school coaches, Jeremy Cushing and Ira Wheeler, and my AAU coach, Joe Salerno, and Coach Culpo.

Q. If you didn’t play basketball what sport would you play?
A. If I didn’t play basketball I would probably not be in college and would not be an athlete at all. It has kept me on track with school and my overall time management.

Q. Where do you see yourself after college?
A. After college I hope to pursue a professional career overseas or start my journey through the college coaching carousel.



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