The Citadel Director of Athletics Jim Senter announced on Monday that Duggar Baucom has been named as the 30th head coach in men’s basketball history.
Baucom comes to The Citadel after a successful 10-year stint at VMI.
"This is an exciting day for Citadel basketball," said Senter. "Duggar has a proven track record of success, not only on the court, but more importantly in building young men of character off the court."
Baucom amassed a 151-159 record with the Keydets and has a mark of 187-178 overall including two seasons as the head coach at Tusculum.
The Charlotte graduate leaves VMI as the school’s all-time leader in wins and his 10 years represent the third-longest coaching tenure in Keydet history. Baucom is one of two VMI head basketball coaches to post two 20-win seasons and led the Keydets to the Big South Tournament championship game three times.
The 2008-09 team won 24 games, the second most in school history trailing only the 1976-77 team that advanced to the NCAA Tournament’s "Sweet 16." VMI’s second-place finish in the Big South that season was easily its best since joining the circuit in 2003-04.
In 2013-14, VMI advanced to the semifinals of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament, which was the first postseason appearance in 37 years.
The Keydets led the NCAA in scoring for five straight years, and VMI had the nation’s leading scorer donning their uniform for two of those seasons.
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