Ryan Odom

Ryan Odom (born July 11, 1974)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: VCU Rams
Current conference: Atlantic 10 Conference (A-10)
Charlotte record: 8-11 (.421)
Lenoir-Rhyne record^: 21–10 (.677)
UMBC record: 97-60 (.618)
Utah State record: 44-25 (.638)
VCU record: 24-14 (.632)
Overall record^: 194-120 (.618)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2023-present VCU
2021-2023 Utah State
2016-2021 UMBC
2015-2016 Lenoir-Rhyne
2015 Charlotte (interim HC)
2014-2015 Charlotte (assoc. HC)
2010-2014 Charlotte (asst)
2003-2010 Virginia Tech (asst)
2000-2003 American (asst)
1999-2000 UNC Asheville (asst)
1997-1999 Furman (asst)
1996-1997 South Florida (admin. asst)

Ryan Odom Facts

  • Ryan Odom
  • Born July 11, 1974
  • Hometown: Durham, North Carolina
  • Alma Mater: Hampden-Sydney College (BA, 1996)
  • Son of former South Carolina, Wake Forest and East Carolina head coach, Dave Odom
  • Four-year starting PG at Hampden-Sydney, leading the Tigers to an 80-30 record and two D-III NCAA Tournaments
  • First coaching jobs were for Seth Greenberg at South Florida, Larry Davis at Furman, Eddie Biedenbach at UNC Asheville and Jeff Jones at American
  • Rejoined Greenberg in 2003, spending the next seven years on his staff at Virginia Tech
  • Became an assistant at Charlotte under Alan Major in 2010 and was elevated to associate head coach four years later
    • Took over as interim HC in January 2015 when Major took a medical leave, going 8-11 over the remainder of that season
  • Spent one year as the head coach at Lenoir-Rhyne in Hickory, NC, going 21-10 and reaching the Division II Tournament
  • Hired as the new head coach at UMBC in March of 2016, going 97-60 in five seasons at the helm
    • Took the Retrievers to the CIT in year one and NCAA Tournament in year two, winning 21+ games in each of those seasons
    • UMBC shocked the college basketball world in 2018 by becoming the first ever 16-seed to beat a 1-seed in the NCAA Tournament, beating #1 overall seed Virginia by 20 points
      • Odom was honored with the Hugh Durham Award as the nation’s best mid-major head coach
    • The Retrievers won a share of the 2021 America East title, with Odom earning league COY honors along the way
  • In April 2021, Odom was introduced as the new head coach of the Utah State Aggies in the Mountain West
    • In his second year, Odom led the Aggies to 26 wins and a 2nd-place MWC finish; the Aggies made the NCAA Tournament
  • Left Utah State in March 2023 to move back East and become the new head coach at VCU
    • Went 24-14 in his first season with the Rams, reaching the 2024 NIT Quarterfinals

Ryan Odom Coaching Tree


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at both the NCAA Division I and Division II levels