Pete Hamilton ’11 completed his first year as head coach of the Randolph College men’s basketball team this past season. He was named the second coach to lead the program in May of 2016.
Prior to coming to Randolph, Hamilton honed his coaching skills at four different institutions. During the 2015-2016 season, he served as the assistant coach at Washington and Lee University. The Generals placed two athletes on the All-ODAC team, with one of those players being selected to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team. W&L fell to Randolph in the ODAC Tournament.
Prior to Hamilton’s year with the Generals, he spent one year with Guilford College. Hamilton helped the Quakers win 18 games, including 10 in conference play. During that season, he helped GC advance to the conference semifinals, while coaching two All-ODAC performers. One of those was named All-Region and All-American. Off the court, Hamilton was instrumental in recruiting, helping bring in a player who was named ODAC Rookie of the Year in 2016.
Before returning to the ODAC, Hamilton spent one year as an assistant coach at Moravian College in Pennsylvania. He was named the Recruiting Coordinator at MC during the spring of 2014.
Hamilton started his coaching career at Averett University following his graduation from Randolph. He assisted in all aspects of the program, helping out with recruiting, film exchange and breakdown, practice and game preparation, and some budgetary tasks. While in Danville, Hamilton coached two all-conference players.
Hamilton was part of the first class of Randolph College after the institution went coeducational. He was a member of the first WildCat men’s basketball team that took the floor in 2007-2008. He was part of many firsts for the basketball program: the first win, the first conference win, the first four-year member Senior Day, and the first-ever appearance in the ODAC Championship. Hamilton’s name can still be found in the top-10 in almost every category in the program’s record books, which includes the record for most three-point field goals in a career.
Hamilton earned his Bachelors of Arts in Business from Randolph in 2011, and his Masters in Business Administration from Averett in 2013.