COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Head Men's Basketball coach Dan Evans announced today the hiring of Cort Hamilton and Andy Winters as assistants to his Ohio Dominican coaching staff.
Hamilton joins ODU after serving as an assistant at Capital University for seven seasons from 2006-2013. While with the Crusaders, Hamilton was part of a program that saw Head Coach Damon Goodwin named as Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) Coach of the year five times.
During his time with the Crusaders, the team captured three regular season Ohio Athletic Conference championships as well as two OAC tournament titles. In 2009, Capital won a school-record 26 games en route to the NCAA "Sweet 16", which marked the third time the Crusaders had reached the NCAA tournament. Capital reached the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time in 2011-12, when the team shared the OAC regular season title and won the OAC Tournament championship. This past season, the Crusaders captured the OAC season title.
Before going to Capital, Hamilton spent a season as the head boys basketball coach at St. Marys Memorial High School in St. Marys, Ohio. Prior to that he was the assistant varsity boys basketball coach for three seasons at Hilliard Davidson High School.
The Marion, Ohio, native played four seasons and coached for another season at California University of Pennsylvania. Hamilton helped lead the Vulcans to three Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Championships and a pair of trips to the NCAA Division II Basketball Tournament. Hamilton has both a Bachelor's and a Master's degree from California (Pa.).
Fresh off an outstanding playing career at nearby Ohio Wesleyan (2009-2013), Andy Winters begins his first season as a member of the Ohio Dominican coaching staff. Andy hails from Columbus and attended Bishop Watterson High School.
While at Ohio Wesleyan, Winters led the Battling Bishops to back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances in 2012 and 2013. .In addition to breaking the career assist mark for OWU, he also led the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) in assists all four years.
In 2013, he was named as a National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) First Team All-American. He also received (NABC) Great Lakes District First Team and Player of the Year honors, and the North Coast Conference (NCAC) First Team and Player of the Year award. Winters was named D3 Hoops and D3 News All-American as well as D3 Hoops Great Lakes Region First Team and Player of the Year.
Off the court, Winters worked with the Big Brothers and Big Sisters and the National Association of Basketball Coaches Service organization. He also works area basketball camps and shootouts.
Winters graduated this past spring with a degree in History Education