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Men's Basketball
Dave Macedo

Dave Macedo

Title: Head Men's Basketball Coach
Phone Number: 757.455.3313
Email Address: dmacedo@vwc.edu
Previous College: Wilkes University '96

  • Received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Wilkes University
  • Only the fourth head coach in the 40-year history of the men's basketball program
  • 2013-14 marks Coach Macedo's 14th season as head coach at Virginia Wesleyan College, where he has guided the Marlins to a 290-93 record overall, a 179-55 regular-season mark in Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) competition and to nine straight NCAA tournament appearances with a 19-8 NCAA tournament record
  • Selected as the Virginia College Division Coach of the Year by the Virginia Sports Information Directors in 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2008-09, 2010-11, 2011-12
  • Current 76% winning average ranks him No. 1 among all of VWC's men's basketball coaches and one of the highest in the country
  • Has guided VWC to Old Dominion Athletic Conference championships in 2005, 2006, 2009, 2012 and to six regular-season first-place finishes
  • Guided Virginia Wesleyan to a 30-3 record in 2006 and to its first National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III national championship in any sport
  • Led the Marlins to a 28-5 record and the national runner-up trophy in 2007
  • 2005-06 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Division III National Coach of the Year; Molten/DIII News National Coach of the Year; D3hoops.com National Coach of the Year
  • 2005-06 and 2011-12 NABC South Region Coach of the Year and ODAC Coach of the Year
  • Macedo-coached teams have set eight of the top nine defensive averages in program history, the top eight marks for three-point field goals made, and the top five totals for points scored in a season
  • Spent two years as an assistant basketball coach for VWC, before taking over the head coaching duties
  • Prior to coming to VWC, he was a two-year assistant basketball coach at Wilkes University, his alma mater, where the team compiled a 46-11 record, earned two Freedom League championships, one Middle Atlantic Conference championship and made two trips to the NCAA tournament and one Final Four appearance
  • A four-year starting point guard for Wilkes, guiding the Colonels to an 89-22 record, two league championships, and two appearances in the NCAA's Elite Eight in 1995 and 1996
  • Inducted into the Somerset Athletic Hall of Fame in 2002
    Native of Fall River, Massachusetts
  • He and his wife Kristen are the proud parents of three children; Nolan(6), Lillian(4) and Declan(2)
The Macedo File
Year GP Won Loss Pct. League Pct. Accomplishments
2001 25 16 9 .640 11-7 .611  
2002 26 16 10 .615 14-4 .777  
2003 27 18 9 .667 12-6 .667  
2004 28 20 8 .714 11-7 .611 Old Dominion Athletic Conference tournament runner-up
2005 30 24 6 .800 13-5 .722 Old Dominion Athletic Conference tournament champion, NCAA 2nd round
2006 33 30 3 .909 17-1 .944 Old Dominion Athletic Conference tournament champion, NCAA National Champion
2007 33 28 5 .848 17-1 .944 NCAA Runner-Up
2008 30 23 7 .766 14-4 .777 Old Dominion Athletic Conference tournament runner-up, NCAA 2nd round
2009 30 17 13 .566 7-9 .437 Old Dominion Athletic Conference tournament champion, NCAA qualifier
2010 29 23 6 .793 12-4 .750 NCAA 2nd round
2011 30 25 5 .833 13-3 .812 NCAA Sweet 16
2012 31 27 4 .870 14-2 .875 Old Dominion Athletic Conference tournament champion, NCAA Elite 8
2013 31 23 8 .741 14-2 .875 Old Dominion Athletic Conference tournament runner-up, NCAA Sweet 16
12 383 290 93 .757 179-55 .764  
Men's Basketball
Tim Sparks Jr.

Tim Sparks Jr.

Title: Full-time Assistant Coach
Phone Number: 757.455.3347
Email Address: tsparks@vwc.edu
Previous College: Norfolk State '07, Castelton State '10
  • Second season at Virginia Wesleyan College in 2013-14
  • Received his bachelors degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, with a concentration in Health and Physical Education from Norfolk State University in 2007
  • Received his Masters in Education, with a concentration in Sports Administration, from Castleton State College in Vermont in 2010
  • Former assistant coach at North Carolina's Louisburg College, helping guide the 2010-11 team to a 32-3 record and No. 7 national ranking
  • Former graduate assistant coach at Castleton State
  • Formerly a health and physical education teach at Virginia Beach's Renaissance Academy
  • Former teacher at Green Run High School and Poplar Halls Elementary School in Virginia Beach
  • Former assistant boys varsity basketball coach at Green Run and Salem high schools
  • Former head boys junior varsity basketball coach at Green Run
Men's Basketball
Ben Moore

Ben Moore

Title: Assistant Men's Basketball Coach
Email Address: bomoore@vwc.edu
Previous College: Livingstone College '81
  • Third season at Virginia Wesleyan College in 2013-14
  • Graduated, with honors, as a Health and Physical Education major in 1981 from North Carolina's Livingstone College
  • Former head boys basketball coach at Newport News' Warwick High School, where he amassed 263 victories in the highly competitive Peninsula District
  • Current assistant coach in the highly-regarded Portsmouth Invitational Tournament
  • Founder and former director of the Boo Williams High School VarsityTeam Camp in Hampton, Va., and former head coach in the organization
  • Founder and former director of the Boo Williams Fall League
  • Won three AAU state championships and finished as runner-up twice in various age brackets
  • Former president and vice-president of the Peninsula District Coaches Association
  • Has assisted at summer basketball camps at St. Joseph's College in Philadelphia, at the University of Virginia, at Christopher Newport University, the College of William and Mary, and the Ganon Baker Skills Academy
  • Former site director for the Elmcor Summer Basketball tournament in Queens, N.Y.
Men's Basketball
Frankie Cabrera

Frankie Cabrera

Title: Assistant Coach
Phone Number: 757-232-4311
Email Address: Frankiecabrera32@gmail.com
Previous College: Virginia Wesleyan '08
  • First season at Virginia Wesleyan College in 2013-14
  • Received his bachelors degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies, emphasis in Recreation Management, from Virginia Wesleyan College in 2008
  • Competed for the VWC men's basketball team for a year, before breaking an ankle prior to the junior season, ending his intercollegiate career
  • Averaged 12 points per game as a sophomore for VWC, hitting a career-high 27 points against a nationally-ranked Roanoke College team
  • Transferred to VWC after one year at Liberty University, where he scored a season-high nine points against James Madison University
  • Played with the Caguas Criollos and Ponce Leones in the Puerto Rican professional league in 1999
  • Scored over 2,000 points during his prep career at Cape Henry Collegiate School; all-time leading scorer in Virginia Beach, two-time Tidewater Conference of Indepedent Schools Player of the Year, All-Tidewater and All-Virginia honoree
  • Current program director and head coach 16U and 17U in Team Loaded 757 in Hampton Roads
  • Former program director and head coach of the 17U team in the Wave Basketball Club, which competed in tournaments in Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Orlando, Myrtle Beach (S.C.), Morgantown (W.Va.), and Virignia
  • Former assistant boys basketball coach at Cape Henry Collegiate School, where he helped the team to a 25-6 record in 2010, a 21-8 mark in 2009, and a 16-10 record in 2008; those teams all reached the state tournament championship series

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