Hampden-Sydney Basketball Head Coach announced the hire of Daniel Eacho as Assistant Coach on Monday.
Eacho is no stranger to Hampden-Sydney after working under Coach Vick as a volunteer assistant during the 2016-17 season. He spent the 2017-18 season as a Graduate Assistant Coach for Salisbury University. Eacho plans on completing his Master of Business Administration degree from Salisbury in the Spring of 2019. While at Salisbury, he coached the team to an 18-9 season, advancing to the semifinals of the CAC tournament, which included an 83-75 road win at #7 York College. Eacho worked hard as the recruiting coordinator to help secure a strong recruiting class for the Sea Gulls and was in charge of all scouting and film work.
"We are excited to bring Daniel back to Hampden-Sydney after a successful year at Salisbury University," stated Coach Vick. "Familiarity and experience are two great qualities when hiring an assistant. Daniel understands our expectations and has great knowledge of the ODAC as a former assistant and as a former player. He will work closely with our big men and will also be responsible for helping to create our scouting reports."
At H-SC, he helped guide the Tigers to the ODAC Tournament Quarterfinals with highlight wins over Randolph-Macon (63-56), Virginia Wesleyan (76-69), and at Guilford (64-58).
Prior to his first stint at Hampden-Sydney, he served as an Auditor for the Auditor of Public Accounts in Richmond and was also a Varsity Assistant Coach for the Monacan High School basketball team that won the 2015-16 Group 4A State Championship. Eacho also has extensive experience coaching at camps for HoopGroup, Cornell, Holy Cross, Hampden-Sydney, Washington and Lee, Christopher Newport, University of Virginia, Roanoke College, and Dell Curry.
Eacho graduated from Roanoke College in 2015 with a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and History. He was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Sigma Alpha, Omicron Delta Kappa, and Alpha Lambda Delta. A two-time All-ODAC honoree, ODAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year, and four-time member of the ODAC All-Academic Team, Eacho totaled 1,311 career points while shooting 47% from the floor with a career-high 18.8 points as a junior. Additionally, he shot at least 49% in both his sophomore and junior seasons. Eacho posted a career average of 7.0 rebounds a game, reeling in 9.6 per contest as a junior and 8.5 as a sophomore.