Dave Macedo
Dave Macedo
Title: Head Men's Basketball Coach
Phone: (757) 455-3313
Email: dmacedo@vwc.edu
Previous College: Wilkes University '96

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).

Career Highlights

  • NCAA Champions - 2006
  • 3 NCAA Final Four – 2006, 2007, 2015
  • 4 NCAA Elite 8 – 2006, 2007, 2012, 2015
  • 7 NCAA Sweet 16 – 2006, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • 11 NCAA Appearances
  • 11 Seasons with 20+ Wins
  • 5 ODAC Champions – 2005, 2006, 2009, 2012, 2014
  • 7 ODAC Regular Season Champions
  • Home Record in Batten Center (175-27, 87%)
  • Virginia's All-Time Division III Leader in NCAA Tournament Wins (25-10)
  • ODAC Coach of the Year – 2006, 2012
  • State Coach of the Year – 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012
  • D3hoops.com South Region Coach of the Year - 2006, 2012
  • D3hoops.com National Coach of the Year - 2006
  • DIII News National Coach of the Year – 2006
  • NABC South Region Coach of the Year – 2006, 2012
  • NABC DIII National Coach of the Year - 2006
  • All-ODAC Honorees - 42
  • All-State Honorees - 20
  • All-Region Honorees – 12
  • All-American Honorees - 3
The Macedo File
Year   GP     Won     Loss     Pct.   League   Pct.      Accomplishments    
  2000-01  25 16 9 .640 11-7 .611  
2001-02 26 16 10 .615 14-4 .777  
2002-03 27 18 9 .667 12-6 .667  
2003-04 28 20 8 .714 11-7 .611

ODAC tournament runner-up

2004-05 30 24 6 .800 13-5 .722 ODAC tournament champion
NCAA second round 
2005-06 33 30 3 .909 17-1 .944

ODAC tournament champion
NCAA National Champion 

2006-07 33 28 5 .848 17-1 .944 NCAA runner-up
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
NCAA qualifier 
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
16 yrs. 474 359 115 .757 206-66 .757