|Title:||Head Basketball Coach|
Dee Vick is in his sixth season as head basketball coach at Hampden-Sydney. A 1994 graduate of The College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology, Vick brings a wealth of coaching experience, both in Division III and Division I, to the Tiger staff.
Last season, Vick led the Tigers to their first 20 win season since 2003-04 with an overall mark of 23-5. Hampden-Sydney also finished the regular season tied with the best record in conference at 12-2. In the postseason, 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. At the end of the season, Vick's Tigers were 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 senior Harrison George and junior Khobi Williamson marking just the fourth time in school history two teammates earned First Team All-ODAC honors in the same season. George also earned Second Team All-Region (D3Hoops.com) and Second Team All-District (NABC) honors.
In 2011-12, the Tigers went 19-8, it’s best winning percentage since going 25-5 in the ODAC Championship 2003-04 season, and was nearly flawless at home with a 11-1 record in Fleet Gynasium. H-SC also 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 also set a school single-game record for points by scoring 140 on Patrick Henry. Junior forward Harrison George was named First-Team All-ODAC and Third-Team D3Hoops.com All-Region while sophomore center 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 the home court, posting a 12-2 record in the friendly confines of Fleet Gymnasium. Sophomore 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 players earning All-ODAC honors in Turner King (Second Team) and Harrison George (Honorable Mention). George was also named the Tigers’ first ever ODAC and VaSID Rookie of the Year. With a tough schedule, Vick managed to guide 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 collegiate 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, which included a pair of ODAC championships and two appearances in the NCAA Division III Sweet 16.
Following his graduati on, Vick teamed up with Shaver in the coaching ranks and led the Tiger hoops squad to an astounding 118-28 (.808) record, four NCAA Division III Tournament berths and an appearance in the NCAA Division III National Championship ga me in 1999, where the 29-3 Tigers ultimately fell to Wisconsin-Platteville in an epic, double-overtime affair.
In 1999-2000, 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 Columbia 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 with Shaver, was a vital asset to the recent rise of the Tribe basketball program. In his final season on the Tribe bench, 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 University.
Vick and his wife, Krissy, have two daughters, Ellie (10) and Sallie (9) and a son, Ran (7).
|Title:||Assistant Basketball Coach|
|College:||Guilford College '10|
Hampden-Sydney Basketball Head Coach Dee Vick announced the addition of Tyler Sanborn to the coaching staff on August 6, 2012.
"We are thrilled to add Tyler to our basketball program. Tyler is a great person and will fit in well with the Hampden-Sydney community," said Coach Vick. "He understands the competitiveness of the ODAC and knows what it takes to be a champion. He entered the ODAC as a good player and worked incredibly hard to become the best player in all of Division III. He will work closely with our front court players where I believe he will make a significant impact."
"I look forward to taking advantage of this great opportunity with the Hampden-Sydney basketball program. Coach Vick and Coach Blunt are very experienced and well respected in the coaching community," said Coach Sanborn. " I can learn an immense amount from both of them as I start my coaching career. I am excited to be able to work with a group of such talented, motivated, and tremendous young men. I am delighted to be allowed the opportunity to become a member of such a wonderful and tight knit community at Hampden-Sydney College."
As a senior in 2010, Sanborn had one of the best individual seasons in Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) history. He was tabbed the NCAA Division III Player of the Year by DIII News, the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), and Basketball Times. He also earned D3Hoops.com First-Team All-American honors as a senior and Fourth-Team as a junior. He was honored as a First-Team All-ODAC player in 2009 and 2010 and was named the Kurt Axe Player of the Year in his final campaign.
He was a member of the Los Angeles Lakers Las Vegas NBA Summer League team in 2010 and played two years of professional basketball. During the 2010-11 season in Spain, he played 20 games with HNV Consmetal Navarra, averaging 6.1 points on 51% shooting along with 3.5 rebounds. He moved to Platja de Palma to averaged 11.9 points on 62.4% shooting, 8.0 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks in 15 games. In 2011-12, he played for Lievin Basket in France, averaging 11 points on 49.8% shooting, 8.1 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks in 34 games.
Sanborn is one of only six players to total 1,000 points and 1,000 career rebounds as he finished his career 16th at Guilford in points (1,398), fourth in rebounds (1,133), and third in blocks (200). He boasted a 57% career field goal percentage, including a 64.3% mark in 2010, while averaging 11.8 points, 9.6 rebounds, and 1.7 blocks. He ranked third in the NCAA in rebounds per game as a junior (12.9) and senior (14.1) and was ninth in field goal percentage in 2010.
|Title:||Assistant Basketball Coach|
|College:||Averett University '09|
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.