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Desmond Randall - Villa Maria College Men's Head Basketball Coach
Episode 1615th October 2020 • Beyond the Ball • Hoop Heads Podcast Network
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Desmond Randall, a 2010 graduate of the University of Maine, is the Villa Maria College Viking men’s basketball coach.

Coach Randall’s experience goes back to 2011 when he started as a head coach for the Upstate Basketball AAU 12U and 13U teams. In 2012, he joined the West Seneca High Staff as an assistant coach for varsity football and assistant coach for the JV basketball team. In 2013 Randall became an assistant varsity coach at Canisius High School where he helped lead them to a Federation title in 2014. 

In 2015, Randall was hired as the head coach for Bishop Timon Varsity basketball and after going 13-12 his first year, the team won the Monsignor Martin Title (12-1) and finished 18-7 in his second year. In 2017, he stepped down at Timon and took over at his Alma Mater, West Seneca High School. He coached them to a 24-0 record, 12-0 ECIC 1 Champs, Section 6 Class A1 Champs and Section 6 overall champs before becoming far west regional runner up and finishing 24-1 overall. In 2018, the West Seneca team repeated as section class A 1 Champs. 

Coach Randall also coaches for the Corey Graham Elite AAU 16U-17U Elite Travel Team. 

In addition to coaching, Randall has been a part of a variety of camps. He started with the University of Maine Youth Basketball camps in 2009 and 2010. He continued his work at the Medaille College Youth and University at Buffalo Youth basketball camps in 2013. From 2015-2018 Randall was a part of the Daemen College Youth basketball camps.  

Coach Randall brought so much insight and wisdom to the podcast, as he discussed his journey to coaching basketball, adversity that shaped his perspective, and a passion that has fueled his pursuit to coach at the highest levels of the game. We appreciate you Coach! Enjoy the episode!