Dee Vick is in his ninth season as head basketball coach at Hampden-Sydney for the 2016-17 season. A 1994 graduate of Hampden-Sydney with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology, Vick brings a wealth of Division I and III coaching experience to the Tiger staff.
Hampden-Sydney posted a 17-10 overall record and tied for fifth place in the ODAC in 2016. They continued the annual Crosstown Showdown preseason exhibition with Longwood in 2016, and the Tigers nearly knocked off their Division I neighbors but narrowly fell 71-68. H-SC won three regular season tournaments and defeated Randolph-Macon 75-62 and won at 20th ranked Roanoke College 100-92.
In 2015, H-SC went 16-11 overall and defeated Coast Guard Academy 73-41 in Puerto Rico for the Armed Forces Classic on ESPNU and WatchESPN. H-SC was invited to participate in the prestigious D3hoops.com Classic in Las Vegas, then headed to California to play Division I UC Irvine.
The 2014 Tigers finished the year on an impressive run through the ODAC Tournament, nearly winning the ODAC Championship as the #8 seed. H-SC beat #9 seed Roanoke College 104-82 in the First Round, took down #1 seed Randolph-Macon 68-55 in the Quarterfinals, and demolished #5 seed Eastern Mennonite 104-80 in the semifinals. H-SC then lost by just three points in the title game. Hampden-Sydney finished the season 16-13 behind the toughest strength of schedule in the South Region.
In 2013, Vick led the Tigers to their first 20-win season since 2004 with a record of 23-5 and tied for the best ODAC record at 12-2. The Tigers reached the ODAC Semifinals and received an at-large bid and host site for the NCAA Tournament where they fell 80-78 to Cabrini College. H-SC ranked second in the nation in scoring margin (+18.6), sixth in assists per game (17.5), eighth in field goal percentage (49.7), and 15th in scoring offense (81.5). Vick also guided two First Team All-ODAC picks in Harrison George and Khobi Williamson. George also earned Second Team All-Region (D3Hoops.com) and Second Team All-District (NABC) honors
In 2011-12, the Tigers went 19-8 and were nearly flawless at home with an 11-1 record in Fleet Gymnasium. H-SC went 11-5 in the ODAC, finishing in a tie for third while advancing to the ODAC Tournament semifinals. Hampden-Sydney defeated top-25 ranked Randolph-Macon on Senior Day and set a school single-game record for points with 140 against Patrick Henry. Harrison George was named First-Team All-ODAC and Third-Team D3Hoops.com All-Region while Khobi Williamson earned Third-Team All-ODAC accolades.
In 2010-11, Vick led the Tigers to their best record under his direction at 17-10. The Tigers were 8-8 in ODAC play while reaching the conference quarterfinals. Vick saw a strong finish to the season, winning seven of the last eight regular season games, including wins over #6 Virginia Wesleyan and #19 Ferrum College. Vick’s Tigers also protected home court, posting a 12-2 record in Fleet Gymnasium. Harrison George earned First Team All-ODAC honors and Second Team D3Hoops.com All-Region honors after leading the league in scoring at 20 points per game.
In 2009-10, Vick led the Tigers to a 13-13 finish with two Turner King being named Second Team All-ODAC and Harrison George named Honorable Mention. George was also named the Tigers’ first-ever ODAC and VaSID Rookie of the Year. Vick guided the Tigers to two wins over national ranked Top-20 teams.
In his first season, Vick led Hampden-Sydney to a 14-14 record and an appearance in the ODAC Semifinals. Vick’s Tigers had a strong finish to the season, winning five of their last seven games.
The Raleigh, NC, native played four years of basketball at Hampden-Sydney under Hall of Fame coach Tony Shaver, starting three seasons at shooting guard. Vick helped the Tigers to a combined record of 79-31 (.718) during his four-year career, including a pair of ODAC championships and two appearances in the NCAA Sweet 16.
Following his graduation, Vick teamed up with Shaver in the coaching ranks and led the Tigers to an astounding 118-28 (.808) record, four NCAA Tournament berths, and an appearance in the NCAA National Championship game in 1999, where the 29-3 Tigers ultimately fell to Wisconsin-Platteville in an epic, double-overtime affair.
In 1999-2000, he left Hampden-Sydney and spent two years as an assistant at East Carolina University. In 2001-2002, Vick served as a special assistant to Dave Odom at the University of South Carolina, the same season that the Gamecocks advanced to the championship game of the National Invitation Tournament (NIT). Following that season, Vick left for an assistant position at the College of Charleston, where he helped guide the Cougars to a 25-8 record and berth in the NIT in 2002-2003.
Vick joined his former college coach at William and Mary in 2003-04 and was a vital asset to the recent rise of the Tribe basketball program. In his final season, William and Mary narrowly missed the first Colonial Athletic Association title in program history, advancing to the CAA title game for the first time ever before falling to George Mason.
Vick and his wife, Krissy, have two daughters, Ellie and Sallie and a son, Ran.