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Bert Capel
Position: Assistant Coach
Alma Mater: Evangel
Graduating Year: 2005
Phone: (386) 822-8101

Bert Capel was announced as an assistant coach for the Stetson men's basketball program on June 20, 2013.

Capel joins the Hatter family after serving as an assistant coach at Jacksonville College in Texas in 2012-13. Prior to joining the Jaguars staff, Capel was the recruiting assistant at Florida State from 2009-12.  Working with Corey Williams and the Seminoles, Capel played a role in everything from scouting reports to individual workouts.  During his time at Florida State, Capel was a part of the school’s first ever ACC Championship, the ‘Noles reached the NCAA Tournament three times, and once made it to the Sweet 16.

Capel began his coaching career at his alma mater, Evangel University in Missouri.  From 2006-09 the team posted three-straight 20-win seasons, two national tournament appearances, and was consistently ranked in the top 25 of the NAIA.  As a player at Evangel, Capel was a member of the Crusaders’ national championship team that finished 35-1 and was ranked #1 throughout the entire year.

A graduate of Heritage Academy in Florence, Ky., Capel was inducted into the Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame in 2012 for his accomplishments in both basketball and baseball.  He earned his Bachelor of Science from Evangel in 2005, a Master of Arts at Evangel in 2008, and a Master of Science at Florida State in 2011. Capel and his wife, Stacy, have two daughters, Myla (2) and Kinzli (4 months). 

Corey Williams on Capel
“Bert is a very knowledgeable young man, and a rising star in this profession,” Williams said of Capel. “He understands individual workouts and skill training. He will do a lot of the day-to-day operations for us, working with and developing our kids, and making sure they’re doing what they’re supposed to be doing. Bert’s going to be invaluable to us here at Stetson.”

Stetson Men's Basketball