A native of Rome, Chantz   graduated from Darlington School and Wake Forest University.  As a member of the Wake Forest football team, he brought that experience and love of sports back to Rome and has been very involved in sports and other activities.

     At age 32 he has participated in activities  that include working with young people in a variety of
     ways:

  • Youth Basketball Coach YMCA
  •  Coach with Rome Floyd Parks and Recreation Dept.
  • Rome Youth League Football Coach
  • South Rome Development Committee Member
    – Property Development Committee
    – Early Learning Center Committee
  • Mentor Annie K. Davie Elementary School
  • Darlington School Alumni Council
  • Wake Forest University Deacon Club
  • YMCA Board Member
    – Executive committee, facilities
  • NYANYA Project in Tanzania building homes for grandmothers who are
    caring for foster children diagnosed with AIDS
  • Changed for Life Ministry Program

Chantz currently works as a team leader and Manufacturing  Supervisor at Southeastern Mills in Rome. Chantz and his wife, Whitney belong to Lovejoy Baptist Church.

Nominated by Cheryl Bishop, Linda Owens and Reverend Carey Ingram, they have said “Chantz gives his heart deeply and the impact he makes is significant in the lives of the boys he coaches. When he gives himself, he does so with his whole heart” ”