Hampden-Sydney Tigers fires Dee Vick

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

Hampden-Sydney College Tigers Athletic Director Chad Eisele announced the departure of head coach Dee Vick on Monday. He finished his 11th season on the team on Feb. 16th. 

He had been the head coach since the 2008-09 season. Prior to being appointed head coach, he was an assistant coach from 1994 through 1999. And he also was a student-athlete at the school from 1990 through 1994. 


“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.”

This past season, the team went 4-19. The team ended the season on a 17-game losing streak. 

Their last win on the season came on Dec. 1st against the Shenandoah Hornets. The team won 89-75 to improve to 4-2 on the season.

The disastrous season ended on Feb. 16 against the Emory & Henry Wasps. Emory & Henry won 83-42 over the Tigers. 

As the Hampden-Sydney head coach, he went 156-139 in his coaching tenure. He also had an 81-95 conference record. 

His best record during his tenure was a 23-5 record during the 2012-13 season. That season, the team received an NCAA Division III Tournament berth before losing in the first-round. 

Vick’s 156 wins are tied for the second-most in program history. He’s tied with Bill Pegram (1960-71, 156-117) and Don Thompson (1974-86, 156-131). 

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