MU meets with media during open practice day
We put mics on Marquette assistant coaches Brad Autry, Issac Chew and Jerry Wainwright during MU's open practice on March 27, 2013 prior to its NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 matchup with Miami.
Inside Marquette Basketball with Buzz Williams including comments from the coach, and featuring Juan Anderson and coach Issac Chew. Original air date Dec. 12, 2012.
The 2013-14 campaign will mark the second season for Isaac Chew as an assistant coach with the Marquette University men's basketball program.
Chew has been a member of four-straight conference championship squads (Marquette, Missouri, Murray State), each of which has claimed either the league's regular season or tournament title.
A proven recruiter in the collegiate ranks, Chew made an immediate impact with the Golden Eagles. He helped collect a consensus top-15 class in 2013, a group that includes a trio of top-100 prep players. His success in the industry earned him and invitation to both the Villa 7 event and the NCAA's Achieving Coaching Excellence (ACE) program.
Chew arrived on campus from the University of Illinois, where he joined first-year head coach John Groce's staff in mid-April. Chew spent the 2011-12 campaign under head coach Frank Haith at Missouri.
Chew helped lead Mizzou to 30 wins in 2011-12, a Big 12 Tournament title and No. 2 seed in the NCAA tournament.
Chew spent four years as an assistant at Murray State under Billy Kennedy from 2007-11. While at Murray State, he helped lead the Racers to a school-record 31 wins and NCAA tournament round of 32 appearance in 2010 and 23 wins and National Invitation Tournament (NIT) appearance in 2011, as well as back-to-back Ohio Valley Conference titles. He also recruited and helped develop players such as Isacc Miles (three-time All-OVC, 2009-11), Ivan Aska (OVC Freshman of the Year, 2009), Donte Poole (OVC Tournament MVP) and Isaiah Canaan (Consensus All-America).
A native of Chicago, Chew was the 1994 Public League Blue-West Player of the Year at Wells High School. He then played at Iowa Lakes Community College (1995-96), followed by Avila University (1998-99) in Kansas City. Chew earned a bachelor's degree in marketing from Avila in 1999.
Chew entered the coaching ranks at his alma mater, serving as an assistant at Avila from 2000-01. He earned a master's in business administration from Baker University (Baldwin City, Kansas) in 2002. Chew also experienced the AAU circuit, coaching with Kansas City Pump `n' Run and Kansas City Keys.
He returned to Avila as an assistant from 2005-06 and then spent one year as an assistant at Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, Iowa, helping guide the Warriors to 34 wins and trip to the 2007 NJCAA DI Tournament. While at Indian Hills, Chew recruited and signed Milwaukee native and former Marquette guard Dwight Buycks.
Chew and his wife, Patrice, have four children, Deijah, Jada, Patrick and Caasi.