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.
Quinn McDowell joined the Virginia Wesleyan men’s basketball staff before the 2016-17 season after a successful playing career.
McDowell has played professionally in Latvia, Spain, and Australia. In Latvia, he played in one of the highest ranked leagues in the world while he averaged 29 points per game in his time in Australia with the Willetton Tigers.
Quinn is also the founder of Arete Hoops, which is a resource for basketball coaches and athletes looking to grow their capacity as leaders, innovators, and influencers. He simultaneously served as the marketing manager for the Willetton Tigers where he was responsible for post-game summaries, crafting original social media content, and managing various social media accounts. He has also been the marketing and content writer for Midwest EB-5 in his time immediately after college.
Justin Parrish joined the Virginia Wesleyan men’s basketball coaching staff prior to the 2017-18 season after a successful tenure in area high school athletics.
Parrish was most recently the head varsity boy’s basketball coach at Salem High School where his teams improved their records in each of the last three seasons, going 12-11 in the 2015-16 campaign. His teams participated in postseason action in five of six seasons while making an appearance in the Regional Tournament in 2010-11. Six of his student-athletes went on to play collegiate basketball.
Before assuming the head varsity job, he served as the junior varsity coach at Salem High School from the 2006-10 seasons. He came to Salem after two years as the JV coach at Southern Vance High School in Henderson, North Carolina.
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