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Coach Chanan

Coach Paul Chanan


Coach Chanan returns for his 13th season coaching Deerfield Warriors Travel Baseball, where he has coached teams ranging from 9U through 13U. This season, he will be leading the 9 Red team. Coach Chanan currently serves on the Board of Directors as Immediate Past Commissioner of DYBA, where he previously served as Commissioner, Secretary, and Co-Director of Travel Baseball.  He is also a former Tournament Director for the Deerfield Wooden Bat Tournament. Prior to that, he served on the DYBA Baseball Committee as President of the Bronco and Pony Leagues, as well as Vice President of the Mustang League.  Coach Chanan is currently the head varsity baseball coach at Rochelle Zell Jewish High School in Deerfield, and formerly coached the 14U and 16U baseball teams for the Chicago delegation to the international Maccabi Games, leading the squads to undefeated records and Gold Medals in both the 2016 Maccabi Games in Stamford, Connecticut, and the 2019 Maccabi Games in Detroit, Michigan.  Coach Chanan also currently serves as the boys freshman basketball coach at Rochelle Zell, and previously coached youth boys basketball in Deerfield and Highland Park. He also previously coached girls basketball at Rochelle Zell and Willows Academy. A former options trader, attorney, and athletic director, Coach Chanan currently serves on the faculty at Roycemore School in Evanston, a private college preparatory school, where he coaches various sports. He lives in Deerfield with his wife Karen, his son Jake, and daughter Maya.