In his freshman year Chandler banged out 59 hits including 15 doubles and two home runs, while knocking in 25 runs for the Chargers. His slugging percentage was .432 and his on base percentage was .374. Chandler also swiped 14 bases. Chandler is a graduate of Athens High School. He played in the East/West All-Star Game and garnered All-State and All-Area accolades. He was also named Offensive MVP and set the school’s home run record.