Jane P. Batten Student CenterVirginia Wesleyan's Marlins compete in basketball and volleyball in the Jane P. Batten Student Center. The Jane P. Batten Student Center is devoted to promoting health, leadership and a love for athletics. It is the site of myriad extracurricular and recreational activities and the host location of indoor varsity sports and tournaments.
The 2017-18 campaign marks Dave Macedo’s 18th season at the helm of the Virginia Wesleyan men’s basketball program. He is only the fourth head coach in the 41-year history of the men’s basketball program.
Macedo has guided the Marlins to a 378-124 record with a 216-72 mark in ODAC play. He led the Marlins to 11-straight NCAA tournaments, from 2004-05 to 2014-15, one of the longest streaks in NCAA Division III history.
He is one of the most successful coaches in the state of Virginia and at the national level, going 25-10 in the NCAA Tournament since arriving on campus. He took the Marlins to the NCAA Final Four in 2005-06, 2006-07, and 2014-15, while adding another Elite 8 appearance in 2011-12 and additional Sweet 16 seasons in 2010-11, 2012-13, and 2013-14.
Doyle joins the Virginia Wesleyan University men’s basketball coaching staff in the summer of of 2018. The assistant coach comes to Virginia Wesleyan by way of Wilkes University, where he helped lead the program to its best season in 17 years. As an assistant there, he played a large part in the recruiting process, creating scouting reports as well as player development on and off the court.
Before Wilkes, the Franklin Va. native was a graduate assistant at Lynchburg, working on similar things including scouting, developing players and running camps.
Doyle is a former Marlin, playing two years under head coach Dave Macedo before graduating in 2016. The former guard was part of the 2015-16 squad that made its way to the NCAA Division III Final Four. Over his two year career at VWU (formerly VWC), Doyle racked up 393, 124 rebounds and 77 assists. Before becoming a Marlin, he had a two-year stint at Division I Delaware State.
Chris Teasely joins the Marlin men’s basketball coaching staff in the fall of 2018. Teasley brings a wealth of knowledge to the coaching staff as he has played both professionally and collegiately while also coaching for the last ten years.
A 2013 Virginia Wesleyan graduate, Teasley was a standout in a Marlin uniform. Playing all four years, the Newport News, Va. native racked up 1,343 points over his career, ranking him 14th in program history. During his span on the team, the Marlins made the NCAA tournament all four years and also won the ODAC regular season three of them.
Post college, Teasley earned a spot to play professionally with the world famous Harlem Globetrotters. From 2013 to 2016, he travelled the world entertaining crowds with the Globetrotters until he finally picked up a pro contract playing basketball in Ireland. Teasley played there for one year before heading back to the United States.
Aside from playing basketball, Teasley was also coaching. While in Ireland, the former Marlin personally trained kids age 7 and up, while also acting as a coach for a women’s club team. Upon his return to the US, he has done personal training sessions with individuals, working on shooting, ball handling, footwork and other skills of the game.
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D’Juan Tucker returns to the Marlin men’s basketball coaching staff in the fall of 2018. A former Virginia Wesleyan player and coach, Tucker brings a tremendous knowledge of collegiate basketball to the coaching staff.
Graduating from Virginia Wesleyan University in 2008, Tucker was part of an extremely successful men’s basketball program. While in a Marlin uniform, Tucker’s teams held a record of 105-21. He was the starting point guard for the school’s first ever Division III National Championship (206) as well as their National Runner-up stint the following season.
Post graduation, Tucker got into the coaching side of things, teaming up with his alma mater as an assistant coach as well as the Director of Recruiting. He would remain in this position for five seasons, helping the squad turn out a record of 115-35 and earn five-straight NCAA appearances.
After ending his stint with Marlins, Tucker turned to coaching at the high school level. The Virginia Beach, Va. local was the head coach of a Higher Level 17U AAU team as well as the Assistant Boys Varsity Coach at Hylton High school.