2012-13 ODAC Men's Basketball "Virtual" Media Guide
What's in store for the new campaign?
ODAC basketball has become increasingly difficult to predict
over the last several years, with multiple teams entering the NCAA
Division III Tournament, and playing well, becoming the norm.
The talent gets one team deeper starting this season as
Shenandoah University makes it an even dozen for one of the top
conference's in the country. While not unfamiliar to the
league after moving north from the USA South, the Hornets join a
contingent that has seen eight teams qualify for the national stage
over the past three three years, and more of the same could be in
store in 2012-13.
National pundit D3hoops.com certainly sees good times ahead for the conference as three squads dot its annual Preseason Top-25 Poll. It all begins with reigning ODAC champion Virginia Wesleyan College, which sits second in the land just not points out of the top spot currently occupied by MIT. Randolph-Macon College chimes in at #24, while long-time conference rival Hampden-Sydney College holds down the 25th ranking. All three squads welcome back plenty of talent as 11-of-15 combined starters are back, including five All-ODAC honorees led by VWC's D.J. Woodmore, the 2011-12 ODAC Player of the Year.
ODAC Men's Basketball Media Day marks the official kick-off to the 2012-13 season. Each of the league's 12 coaches meet with the media in Salem on Thursday, November 1 for the annual function hosted by the Salem Rotary Club. Videos (posted to this site) will help you learn how each coach feels about his squad coming into the campaign and what his take is on the never-dull ODAC as teams prepare for a 16-game league schedule against some of the best competition NCAA Division III has to offer.
For more information on each of the ODAC's men's basketball squads, click on the links and photos below. The information inside will continue to evolve as the preseason progresses, bringing you a more "virtual" experience than a print or PDF media guide. Updates to come include full rosters, individual program preview articles, and other team specific information. This page will also evolve with the addition of the annual ODAC Men's Basketball Preseason Poll (Nov. 1) and video clips from each of the coaches' appearances at the 2012-13 ODAC Media Day. Remember to use the links on the right to gather even more information including season archives, records, all-conference teams and the 2012-13 composite schedule.
D3hoops.com Preseason Top-25 Poll
D3hoops.com Preseason All-Americans
D-III News Top-25 Poll
2012-13 ODAC Men's Basketball Preseason Poll
Video Clips from 2012-13 ODAC Men's Basketball Media Day
Bridgewater: Head coach Don Burgess
Eastern Mennonite: Head coach Kirby Dean
Emory & Henry: Head coach Paul Russo
Guilford: Head coach Tom Palombo
Hampden-Sydney: Head coach Dee Vick
Lynchburg: Head coach Hilliary Scott
Randolph: Head coach Clay Nunley
Randolph-Macon: Head coach Nathan Davis
Roanoke: Head coach Page Moir
Shenandoah: Head coach Rob Pryor
Virginia Wesleyan: Head coach Dave Macedo
Washington and Lee: Head coach Adam Hutchinson