Daniel Eacho Named New Head Coach for Mary Baldwin Men’s Basketball

Mary Baldwin University is excited to announce the hiring of Millersville University basketball coach Daniel Eacho.

The Mary Baldwin men's basketball team's bench watches their team play.

Most recently, Eacho served as associate head men’s basketball coach at Millersville University in Millersville, PA. His tenure there began in 2021 as an assistant coach. Previously, Eacho was an assistant coach for the Hampden-Sydney College men’s basketball team.

A graduate of Roanoke College, Eacho was a two-time captain of the Maroons men’s basketball team, a one-time First-Team Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) selection, and the 2014–15 ODAC Farm Bureau Scholar-Athlete of the year.

As a player, the 6’8” forward totaled 1,309 points, 724 rebounds, and 35 blocks, and averaged 24.4 minutes per game in his college career.

During his tenure at Millersville, the Marauders compiled a 68-25 record, won their division title twice, and advanced to the national championship tournament two years running.

“Daniel Eacho is inheriting a program that made tremendous strides and success in three seasons under the guidance of the first head coach in team history, Matt Griggs,” said Director of Athletics Tom Byrnes.

Griggs finished his three-year tenure at MBU with a trip to the Division III national basketball championship tournament, a first for Fighting Squirrels men’s basketball, and an accomplishment Eacho hopes to replicate.

“Throughout the hiring process, it became clear to me that Mary Baldwin University is a special place,” he said. “My family and I are excited to join this tight-knit community.”

At Millersville, Eacho helped recruit 16 scholarship players, including nine that earned all-conference recognition. Other assignments included overseeing the academic progress of the players, the logistics and financial operations of the program, and fundraising activities.

Eacho, himself a four-time ODAC all-academic team member, is prepared to lead the Fighting Squirrels to success both on and off the court.

“I look forward to getting to work with the young men of the men’s basketball program,” Eacho reiterates, “helping them grow not only as basketball players, but as student-athletes in the classroom and in the community. In a short existence, the MBU men’s basketball program has established a foundation of success. I cannot wait to build on that foundation and lead the program to new heights!”