|Hampden-Sydney athletics photo
Hampden-Sydney athletic director Chad Eisele has announced that men's basketball head coach Dee Vick, a 1994 graduate, is leaving 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.
"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."
A player under longtime coach Tony Shaver, Vick was also an assistant coach under Shaver at William & Mary before he was hired at Hampden-Sydney in June 2008.
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.