Notable Alumni in Coaching

Tiger Tracks for careers in Coaching

Josh MillerJosh Miller '10
Defensive Line Football Coach, Hampden-Sydney College

A religion major, Josh graduated summa cum laude, won Academic All-American honors as middle linebacker on two ODAC Championship football teams, and led a Young Life youth group. During his summers, Josh coached at FCA football camps and at top-recruit camps at local universities. Upon graduation, Josh took a position on the Tiger's football coaching staff as the defensive line coach, where in his first year he helped lead the team to a 9-1 regular season record and the school's first at-large bid to the NCAA tournament.

Daniel HadraDaniel Hadra '08
Pitching Coach, Guilford College

Daniel was a two-time all conference pitcher and twice captain of the Tigers' baseball team. He received the Dunnington Award for Leadership and Dedication to the sport of baseball at the Spring Convocation during his senior year. Upon graduation, he took a position as an assistant coach at Division II St. Andrews Presbyterian College for two years, before accepting his current position at Guilford College. Daniel is now responsible for the recruitment, development, and day-to-day operations of the Quakers' pitching staff.



Ryan SilverfieldRyan Silverfield '03
Assistant Offensive Line Coach, Minnesota Vikings

Ryan worked as a student assistant for the Tiger's football team and then spent two years as the defensive line coach-a fulltime position-while he was still completing his degree in economics. After a post-grad year at H-SC, he became head coach at Memorial High School in Savannah, Georgia. Ryan later held positions at Jacksonville University and the University of Central Florida before joining the Vikings coaching staff, where he works with the Vikings' offensive line.

Dee VickDee Vick '94
Head Men's Basketball Coach, Hampden-Sydney College

Dee majored in psychology, was a brother of the Kappa Alpha Order, and played four years of varsity basketball for the Tigers. After graduating he took an assistant coaching position at Hampden-Sydney under H-SC coaching legend Tony Shaver. He subsequently served as an assistant coach at The University of South Carolina, East Carolina University, the College of Charleston, and William and Mary before returning to his alma mater. Coach Vick is respected as an excellent recruiter of high-character student-athletes and as a basketball-savvy coach.

Russell TurnerRussell Turner '91
Head Men's Basketball Coach, University of California-Irvine

Russell was a two time All-American basketball player who remains the school's all-time leader in points scored (2,272). He graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in English and economics. Upon graduation, he taught and coached at a high school in Georgia before he became the assistant basketball coach at Hampden-Sydney under Coach Tony Shaver. Since that time he has worked at Wake Forest under coach Dave Odom (where he mentored NBA legend Tim Duncan), at Stanford University, and with the Golden State Warriors under coach Mike Montgomery and the NBA's all-time winningest coach, Don Nelson. He is currently the Head Coach of the UC-Irvine Anteaters.

Rick BagbyRick Bagby '79
Managing Partner, College Advisors/New England

Rick earned a degree in Government & Foreign Affairs and was a two time all-league goalie for the Tiger's Lacrosse team. Since graduating he has held numerous lacrosse coaching positions. In 2003, Rick started a Division I Lacrosse program at Bellarmine University. Rick's passion includes instilling in his players
respect for the game, respect for competitors, and always giving 100%- qualities exemplified by the 21 Lacrosse-Black Jacks Lacrosse Club, a high school club program which Rick founded and coaches at a nationally competitive level. His career coaching record at the high school and collegiate levels is 295-98. Rick also has 8 years of experience as a college athletics director.