Winning head coach goes against trend

Dave Macedo has done nothing but win as the head men's basketball coach at Virginia Wesleyan College in Virginia Beach. He's won 300 games, turned the Marlins into a consistent national powerhouse, and even though he could easily make a coaching jump

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – Dave Macedo has done nothing but win at Virginia Wesleyan College. The Marlins men’s basketball team beat Randolph College 75-46 in Virginia Beach on Saturday, giving Macedo 300 wins as head coach.

After 14 years heading up the Marlins’ Division III program, after winning a national championship, two trips to the sweet 16, one to the elite eight, and a national runner up, Macedo could easily make a coaching jump at any time.

He’s apparently very happy in Virginia Beach.

“Being the head coach of the Marlins is a special feeling,” said Macedo, “…We’ve made this home base, my wife and I and my children, and we’ve just been very satisfied.”

Not only does Macedo enjoy coaching the Marlins, his team enjoys being coached by Maceno. Senior guard Aaron Clark had to wait three years on the bench before finally getting his chance this season. Like his head coach, Clark could have left at any time.

“I was in coach’s office a lot, upset and stuff, but I just really wanted to win. Deep down, I want to win. Bad,” said Clark,

“That’s what we did.”

Clark also thinks Macedo’s legacy is just getting started. After the Marlins’ Saturday win, Clark texted Macedo to congratulate him on his 300 wins…and might have set another standard.

” I said congrats, and (also) said you got 700 more to go,” said Clark, “He expects a lot out of us, we expect a lot out of him.”

The expectations are still there for this season. The Marlins (10-3) head to Hampden-Sydney College on Wednesday, ranked no. 18 in the Division III national rankings.


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