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Jeff Capel to hire brother Jason Capel as assistant coach at Pitt

Jeff Capel’s first staff at Pitt will feature a face as familiar to him as any. The first-year Panthers’ coach will hire his younger brother, Jason Capel, as an assistant coach, according to a report from ESPN. Capel, according to the report, will also hire Tim O’Toole as an assistant coach. Jason Capel was head coach at Appalachian State for four seasons.

Jason Capel is a Name to Watch for Pitt Basketball Assistant Job

Who will Jeff Capel hire to be his assistant coaches at Pitt? Few names have been mentioned, but Jason Capel, Jeff's younger brother, is someone who could become a Panthers assistant. Capel, 38, is a former player at UNC and former head coach at Appalachian State (2010-14), where he went 53-70. Since then, Capel has worked as a sports broadcaster.

Giving up triples might earn Theo Pinson a triple-double

In the entire history of UNC men’s basketball, there have been just two recorded triple-doubles. Brendan Haywood logged the first Tar Heel triple-double on Dec. 4, 2000 against Miami. Jason Capel followed 13 days later against Buffalo. One would think that surely another player had achieved a triple-double at some point. But you would be wrong. Enter Theo Pinson.

Jeff Capel's ALS diagnosis has made son Jason realize "how fragile life is"

Jeff Capel Jr., the Army veteran and former Old Dominion head coach, has ALS, an incurable, fatal disease. "My dad’s doing well," Jason Capel said. "He still does everything he’s always done. You learn to value every moment. I have two kids; my brother has three. We’re just trying to make sure my dad and our family spend as much time together as possible."

The Primary Break: UNC-Pitt Quick Takes

Kennedy Meeks had his 10th double-double of the season with 18 points and 10 rebounds. He moved past Eric Montross into ninth place on UNC’s all-time rebounding list with 949. Justin Jackson’s 23 points moved him past Shammond Williams and Jason Capel into 32nd place in UNC history. He has 1,459 now; Dennis Wuycik’s next on the list with 1,469.

UNC Basketball To Host Davidson Sunday

Ninth-ranked North Carolina (6-1) will try for its fourth win in a row when it hosts Davidson (5-0) on Sunday evening in the Smith Center. Tipoff is set for just after 6 p.m. Mike Morgan and former Tar Heel Jason Capel will call the game for an ESPNU national television audience. After the Davidson game, the Tar Heels will visit Texas next Saturday.

Antawn Jamison, Jason Capel Join ESPNU's College Basketball Coverage

Two former Tar Heel players will be a part of ESPNU's college basketball coverage during the upcoming season. 1998 National Player of the Year Antawn Jamison will do analyst and studio work for ESPNU while Jason Capel will be a game analyst.

Harry Giles Hosts Duke For In-Home Visit

On his seventeenth birthday, Harry Giles III, the top power forward in the class of 2016, had Duke coaches Mike Krzyzewski and Jeff Capel in his home in Winston-Salem, NC. Giles, the first person offered by Duke in the class of 2016, has hosted the Blue Devils staff on each of his last two birthdays, according to Jason Jordan of USA Today.

Video: Breaking It Down with Marcus Paige

North Carolina junior Marcus Paige is one of the top guards in the ACC, both distributing and scoring with the basketball. The ACCDN's Jason Capel sits down with the Tar Heel to analyze his game and see what makes Paige so successful.

Video: Marcus Paige Breaks Down His Game-Winning Shot vs Louisville

North Carolina guard Marcus Paige sat down with the ACC Digital Network's Jason Capel to break down Paige's game-winning shot vs Louisville on January 10th in Chapel Hill. After the play, the guys have some fun dissecting the ensuing reactions and celebration from the Tar Heels.

Appalachian State fires head coach Jason Capel

Appalachian State has fired head coach Jason Capel. Capel spent four seasons at the helm of the Mountaineers, going 53-70 and not reaching the NCAA Tournament. This season was the worst under Capel, as Appalachian State went 9-21 overall, 5-11 in the Southern Conference. He was also an assistant coach in Boone, N.C. for one season before getting the head job.

Audio: David Glenn Chats With Jason Capel, Nov. 8

David Glenn recently caught up with former UNC basketball player and current Appalachian State head coach Jason Capel. Among the topics they discussed on Election Day: How voting worked when Capel played as an international professional basketball player; whether a coach should share his political thoughts; whether Capel’s time overseas changed his view of the United States;

Two young coaches have UNC in common

Nearing the end of his first day as a college head coach, 28-year-old Wes Miller discovered a text message from an unexpected source. Miller had just been promoted from an assistant to the Spartans' interim head coach, becoming the youngest coach in Division I basketball, when Jason Capel, the coach of rival Appalachian State, sent Miller the following text:

The Morning After: Capel's return makes familiar plays

Everything the Tar Heels ran Saturday night, Appalachian State coach Jason Capel said, “I knew it was coming.” After all, he was coaching in the arena – albeit on the opposing sideline – where he started at forward for North Carolina from 1998-2002. And he was coaching against a program that he once helped to a Final Four. “It was good to be home,’’ he said.

UNC-Appalachian State Quotes

Jason Capel opening statements: "I was a little nervous. I have to say Coach Williams took some of that away; he and I shared a moment. I haven't been back here a lot. It was good to come back. It was good to see a lot of faces, people I know, people that meant a lot. It was good to be home."

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