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 second season as Head Coach at Hampden-Sydney in 2018-19.


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 last 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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Henry Ametti

Henry Ametti enters his second season on the Tiger sidelines for the 2018-19 season. Coach Ametti joined the Tigers after a four-year playing career under Coach DiNuzzo at University of Maine Farmington. He graduated from UMF in 2017 with a degree in General Studies and a minor in International Studies.

"We could not be more excited to have Henry joining the program. He's an excellent young coach that will work tirelessly to make sure our players have a great experience here at Hampden-Sydney and reach their potential in every way,” said Coach DiNuzzo.

Ametti has a USSF "D" License and has head coaching experience with the Western Maine United U17 team. This past spring, he assisted with coordinating recruiting and organizing and leading the spring season at UMF. Ametti has served as a Division Leader at Bridgton Academy Sports Camp since 2014.

At UMF, he was a four-year starter on defense and served as a captain as a junior and senior. He was named to the NAC All-Tournament team in 2015 after leading UMF to the conference semifinals. Ametti appeared in 70 games while starting 69, tallying four goals and one assist.

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Mac Phillips

Soccer Head Coach Tommy DiNuzzo has hired Mac Phillips as Assistant Soccer Coach on May 21, 2018.

Phillips comes to Hampden-Sydney from North Idaho College in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho where he served as the goalkeeper coach since September. During his time at NIC, he also was a goalkeeper coach for the Spokane Shadow/Sounders Soccer Club

He graduated from The College of William & Mary in 2016 where he was a goalkeeper on the soccer team. He tied the school record for single-season shutouts with nine as a freshman in 2013, earning Colonial Athletic Association All-Rookie Team honors. The Tribe earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament in 2013

While in Williamsburg, he became a coach for the Virginia Legacy Soccer Club for two years.

"We couldn't be more excited to have Mac at Hampden-Sydney. He's a Virginia guy and had an excellent career at William & Mary, so he knows the soccer landscape here very well," stated Coach DiNuzzo. "He'll bring a goalkeeper's viewpoint to our coaching staff and have a positive impact on the program right away."

Coach Phillips originates from Rocky Mount, Virginia, and attended Franklin County High School where he earned First-Team All-State honors as a senior.

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