RMA graduate named head men’s basketball coach at Salem

A Randolph Macon Academy graduate was named the new head coach of the men’s basketball program at Salem University.

Vincent Thibodeau was a 2009 graduate of the Academy.

He began playing basketball in 6th grade where earned the team MVP and was named team captain his senior year.

He spent time gaining experience at numerous levels of college basketball including a few stops in Virginia at the Virginia Military Academy and most recently as an assistant with James Madison University last season.

This is his second stint at Salem and he will succeed Brett Rector, who he worked under two seasons ago.

Athletic Director Alex Joseph spoke on the hire saying, “We’ve been fortunate enough to be in a position to hire what I think is one of the best young coaches in the game. We feel Coach Thibodeau will not only elevate our men’s basketball program, but he will elevate our entire athletic department.”

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Youngkin acknowledges environmental excellence

Governor Glenn Youngkin acknowledged public and private sector groups for their environmental improvement efforts.

The ceremony took place during the Environment Virginia Symposium at the Virginia Military Institute and recognized 13 winners and two honorable mention projects.

Some highlighted projects include the City of Harrisonburg’s Urban Forestry program which seeks to maintain and grow the city’s native plant species, and Fauquier County’s River Trail which expanded public access and constructed new canoe and kayak launches.

For a full list of winning projects, head to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality’s website.

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