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Vincent Thibodeau ’09: Salem University Head Basketball Coach

Randolph-Macon Academy alumnus Vincent Thibodeau ’09 has been named head basketball coach at Salem University!

Thibodeau (pictured left, second row, second from left) played basketball for the Yellow Jackets starting in 6th grade. As a senior, he became captain and was named MVP. His yearbook quote: “Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” -Theodore Roosevelt.

Since graduating from R-MA, Thidobeau has done exactly that. Thibodeau graduated Summa Cum Laude from Western Michigan University with a BBA in Management. He then earned an MS in Sports Management from George Mason University. He gathered coaching experience with multiple NJCAA programs, NCAA Division I programs including Western Michigan and the Virginia Military Institute, and at the NAIA level at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

Said Salem University’s Athletic Director Alex Joseph, “Our Search Committee fielded unprecedented interest in our men’s head basketball coaching position, and we spoke to an impressive pool of candidates. However, through the process, it became clear that Coach Thibodeau is ready and has the passion, coaching background, and drive to lead our men’s basketball program to continued success in the future. We’ve been fortunate enough to be in a position to hire what I think is one of the best young coaches in the game. We feel Coach Thibodeau will not only elevate our men’s basketball program, but he will elevate our entire athletic department.” Check out the full hire announcement from Salem University here.

Congratulations to Vincent, and Go Jackets!