VMI Extends Head Coach Scott Wachenheim

VMI has extended the contract of current head coach Scott Wachenheim through the 2022 season. Wachenheim has been in charge of the program since 2015.

The Keydets have not had a winning season since 1981 when they went 6-3-1. VMI has not claimed a conference championship since 1977 when they won the Southern Conference going 7-4. The Keydets spurred the SoCon for a decade by joining the Big South from 2003 through 2013. They returned to the SoCon in 2014 when they went 2-10 overall and 1-6 in conference.

In 2015, Wachenheim took over the long-struggling program and it was much of the same story. VMI went 2-10 and 3-8 overall in his first two seasons. They posted conference records of 1-6 and 1-7 in those two years.

2017 saw VMI go winless at 0-11 overall and 0-8 in the SoCon and that was followed up with a 1-10 and 0-8 mark in conference for 2018. However, VMI made strong strides in 2019 improving to 5-7 overall and 4-4 in conference, which was good enough for a joint 4th place finish.

As a result of the four win improvement, Wachenheim was named the SoCon Coach of the Year.

Photo Courtesy of The Roanoke Times.

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