The 12th Annual Roundball Club Tip-Off Banquet is scheduled for October 20, 2017, at the Country Club of Virginia. Register to attend here
This year's featured speakers are Ryan Odom '96 and Dave Odom.
"Our alumni, friends, and family are in for a great evening as we celebrate the upcoming season and hear from special guests coaches Ryan '96 and Dave Odom," stated Head Coach Dee Vick. "This banquet serves as a wonderful opportunity for our student-athletes to get to know the greater H-SC alumni network, and it allows our fans to get know our student-athletes. It is a night we all look forward to every year."
Ryan Odom, a 1996 Hampden-Sydney graduate, is in his second season as the head coach at University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). UMBC showed rapid improvement in his first year, finished with 14 more wins than the previous season, the third-most improved team in the nation. He won the 2017 Joe B. Hall Award, named after the former University of Kentucky coach and awarded to the top first-year coach in Division I. He served as the head coach at D2 Lenoir-Rhyne in 2016, reaching the NCAA Quarterfinals. He previously served as an assistant coach at South Florida, Furman, UNC Asheville, American, Virginia Tech, and UNC Charlotte. While at UNC Charlotte, he was promoted to associate head coach and was named as the interim head coach the last two months of the 2015 season.
Dave Odom, the father of Ryan Odom, retired from coaching in 2008. He serves as a collegiate head coach at East Carolina (1979-82), Wake Forest (1989-01) and South Carolina (2001-08) with assistant coaching stints at Wake Forest (1976-79) and Virginia (1982-89). He won three NIT Championship and two ACC Tournament Championships. Dave Odom was named the SEC Coach of the Year in 2004 and won ACC Coach of the Year three times. While at UVa, he coached future #1 NBA draft pick Ralph Sampson and recruited and coached future #1 NBA draft pick Tim Duncan while at Wake Forest. Coach Odom was the head coach for nine NCAA Tournament teams while advancing to the Sweet 16 in 1995 and the Elite Eight in 1996.