Hampden-Sydney College

Hampden-Sydney Athletics
1 College Rd Hampden Sydney, VA 23943
Division 3 Virginia Northeast
Private Small National competitor


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Tommy DiNuzzo

Tommy DiNuzzo enters his fifth season as Head Coach at Hampden-Sydney in 2021. .


Longest unbeaten streak in team and ODAC history at 23

No. 1 seed in ODAC Tournament both 2019 and 2020

Tigers improved by four wins in his first season

Returning to the ODAC Tournament in 2017 as the #5 seed after a two-year hiatus

Won 10 games in 2017 for just the second time since 2010

Spent four years as head coach at the University of Maine at Farmington prior to arriving at H-SC

An assistant coach for two seasons each at Mary Washington and Lynchburg College

2015 Maine-Farmington team tripled its win total, reached the North Atlantic Conference semifinals for the first time since 2011, and had the most all-conference selections since 2011

In his first season on the sidelines at H-SC in 2017, the Tigers improved by four wins overall and within conference play. H-SC returned to the ODAC Tournament after a two-year hiatus, earning the #5 seed a year after finishing in 11th place. The Tigers recorded their first victory over Virginia Wesleyan University for the first time since 2006. The team's 10 wins marked just the second double-digit win season since 2010

Coach DiNuzzo came to Hampden-Sydney after spending the previous four seasons as the head coach of the University of Maine at Farmington. DiNuzzo took over a Maine Farmington team that won just two games, and he was able to triple that win total in his third year while also reaching the conference semifinals for the first time since 2011. Additionally, he had the most all-conference honorees since 2011.

Prior to his time at Maine-Farmington, DiNuzzo was an assistant coach at ODAC-rival Lynchburg College (2011-13) and the University of Mary Washington (2009-11).

A 2009 graduate of the University of Mary Washington, DiNuzzo was a four-year starter and two-year captain for the Eagles.

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Patrick Bain

Hampden-Sydney College head soccer coach Tommy DiNuzzo has announced the appointment of Patrick Bain as associate head coach. Bain spent the past four seasons as an associate head at the University of the South in Sewanee, TN.

"Being able to bring someone into our program with Pat's level of experience, his knowledge of the recruiting landscape, and his professionalism will only enhance and improve everything we do within Hampden-Sydney Soccer,” said DiNuzzo. “We could not be more excited to have him here and I have no doubt he will hit the ground running."

During his four seasons at Sewanee, Bain helped lead the Tigers to a 27-23-3 record, including a shortened 2021 spring season.

Prior to being on the University of the South staff, he spent four seasons at fellow Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) member Eastern Mennonite University. It was during this time that the Royals had eight All-ODAC and four VaSID All-State selections. Before his time with the in Harrisonburg he had coaching stints U16/U17 Boys Gothia Cup Select teams with the Roanoke Star Soccer Club as well as at Hidden Valley High School and Salem High School boys soccer programs.

As a player, Bain played at Roanoke College from 2011-2014. The Maroons went 49-20-6 during his career and was named to the All-ODAC, NSCAA All-South Atlantic Region, and VaSID All-State teams.

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Rylan Whan

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. – Hampden-Sydney College head soccer coach Tommy DiNuzzo has announced the hiring of Rylan Whan as an assistant coach. Whan spent the past three seasons at Centenary College of Louisiana as an assistant for the women's soccer team.

"Rylan came highly recommended to us and it was clear right away that he would be an excellent addition to our staff," stated DiNuzzo. "We are looking forward to getting his input on everything involving our program and him getting started."

Whan graduated from Centenary in 2017 with a degree in geology after playing four years in goal for the men's soccer team. He finished his playing career with 404 saves, the most in program history. Whan had 13 career wins as a goalkeeper, recording eight shutouts. He completed a masters' degree in teaching at Centenary in May 2020.

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