OFFICIAL: Vick out at Hampden-Sydney

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Following-up on a story the reported first this afternoon (DIII DIRT). It’s now been made official that Dee Vick is out as the head men’s basketball coach at Hampden-Sydney College. Here’s the full press release by the college:

Hampden-Sydney College Director of Athletics Chad Eisele has announced that men’s basketball head coach Dee Vick ’94 is leaving the employment of the College.

Vick completed his 11th season as head coach with the Tigers on February 16, ending 20 seasons with the school and program as either a student-athlete (1990-94), assistant coach (1994-99) or head coach (2008-19).  Hampden-Sydney completed 2018-19 with a record of 4-19 overall, 1-15 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC).

“We would like to thank Dee for his loyal service to Hampden-Sydney, the men’s basketball program and our student-athletes,” said Eisele.  “He has been an outstanding ambassador for the College for a long time, and we only wish Dee and his family the best in the future.”

Vick compiled an overall record of 156-139 at Hampden-Sydney, returning to his alma mater as the head coach beginning with the 2008-09 campaign.  The Tigers attained an ODAC record of 81-95 during Vick’s tenure.  H-SC’s best season under Vick was 2012-13 when the program finished 23-5 overall, 14-2 in the ODAC, advancing to the ODAC Tournament Semifinals and playing in the first round of the postseason NCAA Division III Tournament.  Vick is tied with Bill Pegram (1960-71, 156-117) and Don Thompson (1974-86, 156-131) as the second winningest head coach in the 109-year history of the program.

Eisele said that the College will immediately begin a national search for its new head coach.

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