Team History

The sport of men's basketball began at Lynchburg College in 1908 with the majority of games played at a nearby YMCA. The Hornets' first campus facility was Memorial Gymnasium, completed in 1924 and dedicated with a 42-14 victory over VPI. The Hornets played their first year in Turner Gym in 1969-70.

Lynchburg won its first championship in 1935, a 30-29 victory over Hampden-Sydney College for the Chesapeake Conference title to complete a 12-5 year as Gordon Trunkey (class of 1935) sank the winning basket.

Two decades later in 1951 the Hornets won another championship - the Little Six title - behind the play of standouts Grant Hudson and James ‘Skillet' Malloy, finishing the season 16- 6.

Wayne Proffitt (class of 1967) ushered in the modern era of men's basketball at Lynchburg, leading the Hornets to consecutive Dixie Conference championships from 1965-67. Proffitt later returned to his alma mater as coach and led the Hornets to 12 winning seasons in 16 years (1970-86), including 11 straight from 1970-81. Proffitt took the Hornets to four Dixie titles and one ODAC title.

Lynchburg's single-season wins mark was set in 1975-76 when the Hornets finished 22-8 en route to a berth in the NCAA tournament. Lynchburg would make a return trip to the big dance at the end of the 1978-79 season, closing 17-12. The 1974-75 squad went 20-4, setting a school-best winning percentage of .833.

In 2015-16, the Hornets rewrote multiple records after going the farthest any team in program history had gone in the NCAA Tournament, making it to the Second Round. The team reset the mark for most wins in a season, going 23-7 while also capturing their first ODAC Championship since 1978-79 after outlasting Randolph in a thrilling championship game.

All-American History

Lynchburg College has had four All-America selections in its 91-year history of men's basketball - Wayne Proffitt ('67), E.D. Schechterly ('80), Alex Graves ('16) and Zack Burnett ('17). Proffitt earned All-America honors at the close of the 1965-66 season and again following the 1966-67 season. Schechterly earned All-America honors in 1979-80 while Graves and Burnett went back-to-back in 2015-16 and 2016-17 respectively.

Proffitt holds 18 school records at Lynchburg. His 68 points against the University of North Carolina at Charlotte during the 1965-66 season is still a Virginia collegiate single-game record. He scored more than 50 points in six games as a Hornet. A 6-0 guard, Proffitt scored 1,842 career points in slightly more than two seasons of basketball at Lynchburg. He was drafted by the NBA New York Knicks and by the ABA Oakland Oaks but chose not to play professionally. He would later
go on to coach the Lynchburg Hornets for 16 years.

Schechterly holds six Lynchburg records, including career rebounds (1,404). He finished second in the nation in shooting percentage in 1979-80 with a .710 average. He is currently number four on the College's all-time scoring list, and earned ODAC Most Valuable Player honors in 1978-79 and 1979-80.

Graves finished 9th All-Time on the Lynchburg scoring list, recording 1322 points in his four years. He finished Top 10 in multiple categories for a career including field goals made (533), field goal % (.538), free throws made (256), rebounds (743) and blocked shots (149). Graves was named to the NABC Division III Reese's All-Star Game, All-South Region of the Year and All-State Player of the Year in 2015-16 while also being named to the Most Outstanding Player of the 2016 ODAC Tournament

Burnett finished his career as a Hornet being the All-Time leader in 3PT field goals made in a game (10), in a season (90) and a career (236). He ranks 5th All-Time on the program's scoring list at 1538 and scored the 5th most points in a season in program history, recording 558 in his final season. Burnett was named to the NABC Division III Reese's All-Star Game, NABC First-Team All-South District, First Team All-South Region and was named the ODAC Player of the Year, all of which came after his senior campaign in 2016-17.

Sat Nov 16
at NCAA Division III South/Southeast Regional Championships
Shelby Farms Park, Memphis, Tenn.
Sat Nov 16
2:00 PM
No. 16 Lynchburg
vs. No. 8 Rowan
@ Salisbury, Md. NCAA Tournament - Second Round
Sat Nov 16
3:00 PM
Colorado Col.
vs. Lynchburg
@ Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Ga. Emory Holiday Inn Tip Off Classic
Sat Nov 16
4:00 PM
Hampden-Sydney
vs. Methodist
@ Lynchburg, Va. Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 1
Sat Nov 16
6:00 PM
Pfeiffer
vs. Lynchburg
Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 2
Sun Nov 17
1:00 PM
Hampden-Sydney
vs. Pfeiffer
@ Lynchburg, Va. Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 3
Sun Nov 17
3:00 PM
Methodist
vs. Lynchburg
Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 4
Wed Nov 20
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Hollins
Fri Nov 22
5:30 PM
Mary Washington
vs. Lynchburg
@ Newport News, Va. CAC/ODAC Challenge - Game 1
Sat Nov 23
at NCAA Division III Championships
E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park, Louisville, Ky.
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Fri Nov 08
Final
87 Lynchburg
78 vs. Albertus Magnus
@ Hood College, Frederick, Md. MMI Tip-Off Tournament
Sat Nov 09
Final
62 Lynchburg
75 at Hood
MMI Tip-Off Championship
Wed Nov 13
Final
88 Lynchburg
68 at N.C. Wesleyan
Sat Nov 16
4:00 PM
Hampden-Sydney
vs. Methodist
@ Lynchburg, Va. Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 1
Sat Nov 16
6:00 PM
Pfeiffer
vs. Lynchburg
Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 2
Sun Nov 17
1:00 PM
Hampden-Sydney
vs. Pfeiffer
@ Lynchburg, Va. Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 3
Sun Nov 17
3:00 PM
Methodist
vs. Lynchburg
Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 4
Fri Nov 22
5:30 PM
Mary Washington
vs. Lynchburg
@ Newport News, Va. CAC/ODAC Challenge - Game 1
Sat Nov 23
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Chris. Newport
CAC/ODAC Challenge - Game 4
Sun Dec 01
2:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Bridgewater (Va.)
Wed Dec 04
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Ferrum
Sat Dec 07
2:00 PM
East. Mennonite
vs. Lynchburg
Wed Dec 11
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Averett
Wed Jan 01
2:00 PM
William Peace
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Jan 04
2:00 PM
Va. Wesleyan
vs. Lynchburg
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Sun Nov 10
Final
60 Meredith
81 vs. Lynchburg
Tue Nov 12
Final
39 Lynchburg
70 at Averett
Fri Nov 15
3rd - 05:18
17 Lynchburg
33 at Emory
Emory Holiday Inn Tip Off Classic (Game Played at Agnes Scott)
Sat Nov 16
3:00 PM
Colorado Col.
vs. Lynchburg
@ Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Ga. Emory Holiday Inn Tip Off Classic
Wed Nov 20
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Hollins
Mon Nov 25
7:00 PM
East. Mennonite
vs. Lynchburg
Wed Dec 04
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Randolph
Sat Dec 07
4:30 PM
Emory & Henry
vs. Lynchburg
CODE RED Game
Fri Dec 20
4:00 PM
Hood
vs. Lynchburg
@ Daytona Beach, Fla. Daytona Beach Shootout
Sat Dec 21
4:00 PM
Lynchburg
vs. Marymount (Va.)
@ Daytona Beach, Fla. Daytona Beach Shootout
Thu Jan 02
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Randolph-Macon
Sat Jan 04
4:30 PM
Johns Hopkins
vs. Lynchburg
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Sat Sep 28
Final - 2OT
0 Lynchburg
0 at Roanoke
Wed Oct 02
Final - 2OT
2 Lynchburg
2 at Bridgewater (Va.)
Non-conference match
Wed Oct 09
Final
0 Randolph-Macon
4 vs. Lynchburg
Sat Oct 12
Final - 2OT
3 Lynchburg
3 at Hampden-Sydney
Wed Oct 16
Final
0 Lynchburg
4 at No. 6 Washington and Lee
Sat Oct 19
Final
1 East. Mennonite
3 vs. Lynchburg
Homecoming
Wed Oct 23
Final
1 Shenandoah
4 vs. Lynchburg
Sat Oct 26
Final
3 Lynchburg
1 at Va. Wesleyan
Tue Oct 29
Final - OT
0 Guilford
1 vs. Lynchburg
Senior Night
Sun Nov 03
Final
0 Randolph-Macon
2 vs. Lynchburg
Match 3 - ODAC Quarterfinal
Fri Nov 08
Final - PK Away
2 Lynchburg
2 at Hampden-Sydney
Match 6 - ODAC Semifinal
Sat Nov 09
Final
0 Lynchburg
1 vs. No. 11 Washington and Lee
@ Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden Sydney, Va. Match 8 - ODAC Championship
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Sat Sep 28
Final
0 No. 23 Lynchburg
3 at Washington and Lee
Sat Oct 05
Final
0 Bridgewater (Va.)
4 vs. Lynchburg
Wed Oct 09
Final
1 Randolph
5 vs. Lynchburg
Sat Oct 12
Final
5 Lynchburg
0 at East. Mennonite
Tue Oct 15
Final
3 Lynchburg
0 at Ferrum
Non-conference match
Wed Oct 16
Final
0 Sweet Briar
9 vs. Lynchburg
Sat Oct 19
Final
2 Roanoke
1 vs. Lynchburg
Homecoming
Thu Oct 24
Final
3 Lynchburg
4 at No. 15 Randolph-Macon
Moved from Oct. 23
Sun Oct 27
Final
1 Lynchburg
2 at Shenandoah
Wed Oct 30
Final
2 Lynchburg
1 at Guilford
Sat Nov 02
Final - OT
2 Va. Wesleyan
1 vs. Lynchburg
Senior Night | CODE RED Match
Mon Nov 04
Final
0 East. Mennonite
4 vs. Lynchburg
Match 1 - ODAC First Round
Wed Nov 06
Final
1 Lynchburg
4 at No. 14 Randolph-Macon
Match 2 - ODAC Quarterfinals
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