The 2016-17 campaign marks Dave Macedo’s 17th season at the helm of the Virginia Wesleyan men’s basketball program. He is only the fourth head coach in the 41-year history of the men’s basketball program.
Macedo has guided the Marlins to a 359-115 record with a 206-66 mark in ODAC play. He led the Marlins to 11-straight NCAA tournaments, from 2004-05 to 2014-15, one of the longest streaks in NCAA Division III history.
He is one of the most successful coaches in the state of Virginia and at the national level, going 25-10 in the NCAA Tournament since arriving on campus. He took the Marlins to the NCAA Final Four in 2005-06, 2006-07, and 2014-15, while adding another Elite 8 appearance in 2011-12 and additional Sweet 16 seasons in 2010-11, 2012-13, and 2013-14.
In 2015, he was named the Tom Ferguson Memorial Award winner for the metropolitan person of the year in sports.
Macedo led the 2005-06 team to the school’s first national championship, setting a program record with 30 wins, while winning 28 games in a row after starting the season 2-3. He followed that up with an appearance in the national championship game in 2006-07 with a 28-5 record.
His 75.7% winning percentage ranks him No. 1 among all of Virginia Wesleyan’s men’s basketball coaches and is one of the highest in the country. He has guided Virginia Wesleyan to ODAC championships in 2004-05, 2005-06, 2008-09, 2011-12, and 2013-14, as well as seven regular season first place finishes.
Prior to assuming the head coach position with the Marlins, he served as the assistant coach for Virginia Wesleyan for two years. He came to VWC from Wilkes University, where he served as an assistant for teams that compiled a 46-11 record, earned two Freedom League championships, one Middle Atlantic Conference title, and made two trips to the NCAA tournament with one Final Four appearance.
He served as the point guard at Wilkes for four seasons, guiding the Colonels to an 89-22 record, two league championships and two Elite 8 appearances coming in 1994-95 and 1995-96.
He is a member of the Somerset Athletic Hall of Fame, inducted on May 4, 2002, and the Wilkes University Hall of Fame, inducted February 7, 2015.
He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Wilkes University. He and his wife, Kristen, are the proud parents of three children: Nolan (9), Lillian (7), and Declan (5).
|The Macedo File|
ODAC tournament runner-up
|2004-05||30||24||6||.800||13-5||.722||ODAC tournament champion
NCAA second round
ODAC tournament champion
|2007-08||30||23||7||.766||14-4||.777||ODAC tournament runner-up
NCAA second round
|2008-09||30||17||13||.566||7-9||.437||ODAC tournament champion
|2009-10||29||23||6||.793||12-4||.750||NCAA second round|
|2010-11||30||25||5||.833||13-3||.812||NCAA Sweet 16|
|2011-12||31||27||4||.870||14-2||.875||ODAC tournament champion
NCAA Elite 8
|2012-13||31||23||8||.741||14-2||.875||ODAC tournament runner-up
NCAA Sweet 16
|2013-14||31||24||7||.774||12-4||.750||ODAC tournament champion
NCAA Sweet 16
|2014-15||33||27||6||.818||13-3||.813||ODAC tournament runner-up
NCAA Final Four
|2015-16||27||18||9||.667||12-4||.750||ODAC co-regular season champ|