Approaching two decades as a Trinity teacher and coach, Rick Hamlin served as JV basketball coach for 10 years before being promoted to varsity head coach in 2011-12
In his eight years as Trinity’s head basketball coach, the Titans have been the only independent school in Virginia to win at least 20 games each year. Hamlin’s Titans have won the Prep League regular season championship six times, and the Prep League tournament five times, with numerous players have gone on to play at the collegiate level. In 2017, the Titans won the VISAA state championship, ending the season with a ranking of No. 11 in the country. Coach Hamlin was honored by being named state coach of the year for 2016-17, Richmond Times-Dispatch Metro Coach of the Year in 2017, and Richmond Magazine's "Best HS Coach in RVA (all sports)" in 2017. He serves on the Virginia Independent School boys basketball committee.
A member of Trinity’s Athletic Hall of Fame as a player, Coach Hamlin was the starting point guard and captain of Trinity’s 1996 state championship team. Hamlin is proud to have played under the direction of legendary Trinity coach Dale Travis and works to continue his legacy of teamwork, family and faith.
A graduate of the University of Virginia, Hamlin teaches classes in western civilization and US history and views athletics as a vehicle for education. He is also head coach for both boys JV soccer and girls varsity soccer.