Bill Old is in his fifth season as the special assistant to South Carolina head coach Dave Odom. Old, who served three years on the staff at Wake Forest under Odom in the 1990s, assists in all areas of the program, including planning travel, administrative responsibilities and film exchange.
Old was an assistant coach at Hampton (Va.) University for two years before coming to USC, participating in the NCAA Tournament both seasons with the Pirates. He also has experience on the staff at the International Basketball League's Richmond Rhythm and at James Madison University.
Old was an assistant basketball coach for the Richmond Rhythm for one season (1999-2000), under Head Coach Ralph Sampson. He assisted Sampson in player development, scouting and leadership of the professional minor league basketball team.
From 1997-99, Old served as assistant coach at James Madison under Head Coach Sherman Dillard, where he was responsible for monitoring the academic progress and eligibility status of student-athletes, as well as budget preparations and making travel arrangements.
Old began his career at Wake Forest (1994-97), where he was an administrative assistant to Odom for three seasons, participating in the NCAA Tournament each year.
A native of Charlottesville, Va., Old grew up on the campus of Virginia Military Institute. Old earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business and Economics from Randolph-Macon in 1994.
Old resides in Irmo with his wife, Hollee. Hollee is currently enrolled in nursing school and graduates in the Spring of 2007.
INSIDE STUFF WITH BILL
Favorite place on campus at South Carolina: Subway on Assembly St.
Favorite sport besides basketball: Golf
Favorite actor/actress: Morgan Freeman
Childhood hero: Ralph Sampson
Chocolate ice cream or vanilla: Breyer's Vanilla
Favorite NBA player: Tim Duncan
College team I followed growing up: Virginia Military Institute
If I could live anywhere in the world, I would live in: St. Thomas Virgin Islands
Childhood nickname: Dewey
Best advice I have ever received: Money doesn't grow on trees
If I could teach my team one thing it would be: Play everyday like it's your last
Favorite pet growing up: Carnival goldfish
Prized possession: Memories of my father My parents were right when they told me: Money doesn't grow on trees