Mario Huffman Named Assistant Basketball Coach

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, VA – Hampden-Sydney Head Basketball Coach Dee Vick has named Mario Huffman Assistant Basketball Coach, effective Monday, December 3.

Huffman graduated from Averett University in May 2009 with a degree in Business Finance and is on pace to receive his Master's degree in Sport Management and Administration from Liberty University in December.

Coach Huffman comes to Hampden-Sydney from Tunstall High School in Dry Fork, VA, where he has served as an Assistant Varsity Basketball Coach for one season in 2007 and has been on the staff since 2009. At Tunstall, he was instrumental in preparing game plans and practice plans, developing position players, scouting opponents, and assisting with summer camps and conditioning.

Huffman was a member of the Cougars football and basketball teams at Averett after transferring to the Danville, VA, school from Virginia Tech. As a member of the basketball team, he helped guide the Cougars to the USA South Tournament Championship in 2009 as Averett advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament after receiving an automatic bid. He was a decorated player on the football field, earning First-Team All-USA South at linebacker for three years while being named the USA South Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2008. Additionally, he was named the Averett University Male Athlete of the Year in 2010.

"Mario Huffman will be a strong addition to the Hampden- Sydney community. He brings a high level of professionalism and a passion for making a difference in the lives of young men," said Head Coach Dee Vick. "Mario comes highly recommended from respected peers in the profession and undoubtedly will be an asset for us on the recruiting trail. We are excited about this hire and will work hard with him to help this and future teams reach their potential."

Coach Huffman is a native of Danville, VA, and currently resides in Hampden-Sydney, VA.