Ricky Stokes

Ricky Stokes (born March 29, 1962)

Teams coached: Virginia Tech Hokies, East Carolina Pirates
Virginia Tech record: 45-70 (.391)
East Carolina record: 14-44 (.241)
Overall record: 59-114 (.341)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2005-2007 East Carolina
2003-2005 South Carolina (asst)
1999-2003 Virginia Tech
1998-1999 Texas (asst)
1997-1998 Virginia (asst)
1989-1997 Wake Forest (asst)
1988-1989 Bowling Green (asst)
1984-1985 Virginia (asst)

Ricky Stokes Facts

  • Ricky Leonard Stokes
  • Born March 29, 1962
  • Hometown: Richmond, Virginia
  • Alma Mater: University of Virginia (BA, 1984)
  • Starred at Highland Springs HS (VA) before playing four seasons for head coach Terry Holland at Virginia
  • Spent the 1984-85 seasons as one of Holland’s assistants to kick off his coaching career
  • Was an assistant to Jim Larrañaga at Bowling Green for a year before spending eight years with Dave Odom‘s at Wake Forest
  • Assisted Jeff Jones for one season at alma mater Virginia and Rick Barnes for one season at Texas
  • Hired in 1999 to be the head coach at Virginia Tech, leading the Hokies for four seasons
    • Went 45-70 overall during a tenure that saw the program shift from the Atlantic-10 to the Big East
    • In their first few years in the more competitive Big East, the Hokies struggled to win and Stokes let go in 2003
  • Spent the next two seasons as an assistant at South Carolina under Odom; the Gamecocks won the NIT in 2005
  • Was the head coach at East Carolina for two seasons, finishing with less than 10 wins each year
  • Along with his wife, Karen, has one daughter

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