Dillon Keefe was an all-star on our successful football team. The Orange native outside linebacker was an All-Conference and All-American standout during his time as a Panther. His success on the field was translated into his academics as well, where Keefe studied and earned his bachelors in business finance in 2021.


When reflecting on his time with Chapman Athletics, Keefe mentioned that “Being a student-athlete at Chapman was a blessing and my favorite part about college. At Chapman, you have this network of athletes where everyone is rooting for each other. Over the course of my career at Chapman, my teammates turned into my best friends and my coaches were mentors, now friends, that I will keep in contact for the rest of my life.” Being forever grateful for his experience as a student-athlete, Keefe stated that “[Being a student-athlete has] allowed me to be apart of something bigger than myself that I can leave feeling proud to be apart of. And all of this was while playing the sport that I love to play.”


Although his time as a student-athlete is complete, Keefe still stays connected to the Chapman community. Through a connection he was able to make as a undergrad, Dillon secured a full-time role at Gold Coast Logistics. Keefe describes this networking opportunity through Chapman as “the opportunity to begin my career.”


As Keefe now joins the Chapman Athletics Alumni family, Keefe states that “To the alumni, I’d say congratulations on graduation and making it this far. I wish you all the best in the future!”