David Six Tops Record Charts As Winningest HU Lady Pirate Hoops Coach
01/09/2018 - #118
HAMPTON,Va. (Jan. 9, 2018) — Hampton University head women’s basketball coach David Six became the school’s all-time wins leader on January 6 as his Lady Pirates rallied in the fourth quarter to defeat Maryland Eastern Shore 70-65 in their Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference opener.
“I would like to extend my congratulations to Coach Six for this outstanding accomplishment,” said Hampton University President Dr. William R. Harvey. “It’s a credit to his coaching staffs over the years along with the Lady Pirates that he has developed over his tenure. I look forward to seeing many more milestones in his career.”
His first win at Hampton came on November 19, 2009 in his first contest as Hampton edged William & Mary 71-66. That same season he earned the first of his six MEAC Tournament titles defeating South Carolina State 57-46 on March 13, 2010.
The win over South Carolina State started a string of five straight tournament titles as Hampton defeated Howard (2011, 2012, 2013) and Coppin State (2014). The sixth MEAC crown for Six came on March 11, 2017 when Hampton defeated top-seeded Bethune-Cookman 52-49 at the Norfolk Scope.
His 50th career win came against South Carolina State on Dec. 3, 2011 (73-41), while number 100 came at the start of the 2013-14 season with a 64-37 win over Saint Peter’s on November 10, 2013.
He tied the school record held by James Sweat on Jan. 3 as Hampton rallied in the fourth quarter to defeat Columbia 60-58. Sweat went 183-40 in eight years from 1981-88 as Hampton was a NCAA Division II power.
During Six’s tenure, the Lady Pirates have won six MEAC Tournament titles, six NCAA Tournament appearances, five MEAC Regular Season crowns and earned a bid to the WNIT in 2015.
Prior to being named the Lady Pirates’ head coach, his first collegiate coaching job, Six spent a year as the Director of Intramurals at Hampton University. That position came after Six established himself as one of Virginia’s top high school coaches, embarking on a career that saw him win 331 games over 14 seasons and take home two state championships (2001, 2007).
Six was a two-time Virginia High School Coaches Association (VHSCA) Coach of the Year, and in 2007 – after leading Hampton (Va.) High School to the girls state title – he was named Associated Press Coach of the Year. The Lady Crabbers were 30-2 that season.
During his time at Hampton High School, Six was instrumental in helping more than 30 players receive basketball scholarships, while transforming the Hampton High girls basketball program into one of the elite programs in the country.
In addition to his two state titles, Six won one regional title, made 10 regional appearances, made five state Final Four appearances, won nine district titles, and won nine district tournament titles.
From 1996-98, Six was the boys varsity coach at Gloucester (Va.) High School, where he twice led the team to the Peninsula District Tournament. He is the only boys varsity coach to ever qualify for the district tournament at Gloucester.
2009-10 20-12 MEAC Tournament Champs NCAA
2010-11 25-7 MEAC Regular Season/Tournament Champs NCAA
2011-12 26-5 MEAC Regular Season/Tournament Champs NCAA
2012-13 28-6 MEAC Regular Season/Tournament Champs NCAA
2013-14 28-5 MEAC Regular Season/Tournament Champs NCAA
2014-15 19-13 MEAC Regular Season Champs WNIT
2016-17 20-13 MEAC Tournament Champions NCAA
The Lady Pirates will return to action on Friday, Jan. 12 hosting Delaware State at 5 p.m. in the HU Convocation Center.