Capel family wins Bob Bradley Award

Former UNC player Jason, Duke assistant Jeff and father honored for courage

Mark Dolejs—X02835
Feb 18

BROOKLYN — The Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA) announced Wednesday that the Capel family is the 12th recipient of the Bob Bradley Award.The award, named after the former Clemson SID who battled bone cancer for three years before his death in 2000, is awarded annually to a male or female basketball player, coach or team administrator who has overcome significant injury, illness or adversity in life to become a valuable contributor to his/her program and university.Duke assistant coach Jeff Capel III, filling in as acting head coach for the Blue Devils at the time, wrote an article earlier this year announcing that his father, Jeff II, was suffering from ALS and had been diagnosed in 2014. Jeff II is a former coach of Fayetteville State, NC A&T and Old Dominion. He also served as an assistant with Wake Forest and the NBA Charlotte Bobcats. Duke welcomed Capel as an honorary coach on the bench during a late-season home game.In addition to Jeff III, who starred at Duke and coached VCU and Oklahoma State before returning to his alma mater, brother Jason Capel played in the ACC. Jason started all four years at UNC and went to the Final Four in 2000. After his playing career, he coach Appalachian State for four seasons.