Central Maine Community College volleyball head coach Kyle Chapman was arrested earlier this month in Oxford on a charge of possession of sexually explicit material.

Kyle Chapman was hired as Central Maine Community College’s women’s volleyball coach in 2021. Submitted photo

If charged, the Class D misdemeanor is punishable by a maximum of 364 days in jail and a $2,000 fine. Chapman was arrested April 1 by Maine State Police on Webber Brook Road.

The 33-year-old Chapman is also a full-time professor at Central Maine Community College, teaching Exercise Science and Physical Health Specialist classes.

CMCC Dean of Enrollment Andrew Morong, who is also the school’s women’s basketball coach, said Saturday that Chapman is currently on administrative leave from both coaching and teaching at CMCC. As to specifics on the charges or if anyone at CMCC had knowledge of this incident prior to Chapman’s arrest, Morong said he could not provide a comment at this time. Morong also was not permitted to say whether Chapman’s leave is paid or unpaid.

The college’s investigation is separate from any criminal proceedings by Maine State Police.

Details explaining the reason for Chapman’s arrest on that charge have not been made public, according to the Oxford County court clerk, and efforts by the Sun Journal to obtain Chapman’s bail information were unsuccessful.


Chapman wrapped his third year as head coach of the CMCC volleyball team this fall. He moved to Maine from Arizona in 2019 and began coaching the Mustangs in 2021.

The program immediately experienced unprecedented success, earning what was at the time the best finish in school history Chapman’s first season.

This past season, the Mustangs won the Yankee Small School Conference’s regular season and tournament championships and played in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association Division 2 national championship tournament. Chapman was named USCAA National Coach of the Year.

Chapman has coached youth clinics for the Lewiston Recreation Department in the past. He currently is not listed as a coach for any of the department’s spring or summer clinics.

Chapman also was a coach for the Maine Juniors volleyball club. After this article was published, Maine Juniors reached out to members of the organization’s Lewiston Division and said, “We are shocked and saddened by this news, and Kyle is no longer with the program.”

In Arizona, Chapman coached boys high school and club volleyball.

Sun Journal reporter Christopher Williams contributed to this report.


Editor’s note: This story was updated to include information about Chapman’s involvement with the Maine Juniors club program.

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