Randolph Macon College Mens Basketball



Josh Merkel is in his 5th season as Head Coach of the Randolph-Macon Yellow Jackets.  He was an assistant to Nathan Davis in 2011 and is just the fifth head coach for the R-MC Basketball program since 1956 joining Davis (2009-15), Mike Rhoades (1999-2009), Hal Nunnally (1975-99) and Paul Webb (1956-75).  Before R-MC, he has coached at the high school level, West Virginia University, Eastern Kentucky University, and Salisbury University.

Coach Merkel has been directing his own basketball camps for the last 17 years.

Merkel on his camp philosophy, “Our camps provide elite instruction, fun competition, with a safe environment for our campers to reach their highest potential while enjoying their time at R-MC.  Each camp provides participants with proper instruction, excellent energy, and a passion for teaching campers the game of basketball.

We strongly believe the characteristics that make a basketball player and program successful are the same characteristics that make for success in life.  Our pillars of caring, commitment, competing, and attitude will be emphasized by our staff each and every day”.

Contact Coach Merkel by phone 804.752.4733 or email at JOSHMERKEL@RMC.EDU