Cllege ID Directors
Josh Laux, Camp Director
In 2016, under second year Head Coach Josh Laux Randolph-Macon re-established itself as a major force within the ODAC and announced itself on the national stage. The team finished 10-5-3 and at the top end of the conference with a 5-3-1 record. The 2016 Yellow Jackets had a number of statement results, drew large crowds at home, and showed an attacking style of play immersed in a high pressure defensive system that made the team simply fun to watch. In addition, the team received votes in the national polls for the first time since 2005.
The turnaround began just last season, coach Laux’s first year back at his alma mater. The 2015 Yellow Jackets made excellent strides setting the stage for this past year’s success. A strong nucleus of returning players combined with a talented freshmen class put R-MC in the postseason for the first time since 2011. The Yellow Jackets finished 2015 with seven shutouts and five conference wins, the most wins for the program since 2000, when the team finished with a 6-1 record. The 2015 team jumped five spots in the conference standings compared to 2014. Four Yellow Jackets were named to the All-Conference team while two players were named All-State.
Laux (pronounced 'lucks') came to Randolph-Macon from Hampden-Sydney College where he coached for 11 seasons. He is just the third head coach at R-MC since 1962. Helmut Werner guided the program from 1962 through 2004 before Peter McEvoy led the Yellow Jackets from 2005 through 2014.
Laux posted a record of 104-79-20 with the Tigers, the most career wins in program history. He had an ODAC record of 55-35-10.
After winning three games in his first season in Farmville, the Tigers averaged 10 wins per year since 2005. The 2009 squad set a program record with 16 victories and eight ODAC wins. In his last season, H-SC went 10-5-3 overall and 6-3-2 in ODAC contests.
During his tenure with the Tigers, Laux worked with 92 Academic All-ODAC performers, 49 All-ODAC selections, two Academic All-Americans, three ODAC Rookie of the Year recipients, two State Rookie of the Year selections, and one ODAC Scholar Athlete of the Year.
Laux graduated from Randolph-Macon in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and International Studies. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Delta Pi Spanish Honor Society, Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society and Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society.
During his collegiate career, Laux was ODAC Rookie of the Year, three-time All-ODAC, two-time All-State and two-time All-South Region. A team captain, Laux won the Compton Award following his senior season as the school's top male student-athlete. Laux is fifth on the program's career assists list with 21 and 12th in career points with 61.
Following graduation, Laux remained at R-MC as an assistant coach from 2002-04. He helped the Yellow Jackets advance to the ODAC championship game in 2002 while starting seven freshmen. R-MC finished the 2003 campaign ranked eighth in the South Region. Laux served as interim head coach in the spring of 2004.
Laux earned a Masters of Environmental Studies from VCU in 2004. A native of Lansdowne, Pa., Laux and his wife, Tricia, have a six-year-old daughter, Keira.
Bryan Waggoner, Director of College ID Camp
Bryan Waggoner’s coaching experience is widespread, as he has coached at the club, high school, and NCAA Division I and III levels.
Since taking the helm of the Randolph men's soccer team in 2007, the squad has thrived traveling to the ODAC Tournament every season since entering the league. Waggoner led his team to the 2011 ODAC title, earning ODAC Coach of the Year honors.
Also in 2011, Waggoner guided his squad to the NCAA Sweet 16 round, where the WildCats traveled to Califonia before falling in overtime. In 2011, Randolph earned its first tournament victory against Guilford. Over the last two seasons, the team set team records for overall and conference wins, goals scored and also registered its first winning season in program history back in 2010. The 2011 season saw the WildCats finish with a 18-6 overall and tied the NCAA record for wins in overtime with six.
In 2013, Randolph won the ODAC's regular season crown and ranked as high as No. 15 nationally in both the NSCAA and D3soccer.com polls.
His squad used that run to become the first team in ODAC history to win 10 league games in a single season.
His team continued its success in 2015. The team finished second in the ODAC with a 7-1-3 record, and advanced to the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Championship game. Randolph also boasted an 11-game unbeaten streak.
Prior to being hired as the WildCat men’s soccer coach, he worked at his alma mater, the University of Richmond, where he served as an assistant coach for three seasons. During this time his duties included on-field training, game analysis, and recruiting. Prior to his work with the Spiders, Waggoner was the head coach at Douglas S. Freeman High School in Richmond where he amassed a 24-11-8 record over three seasons.
As a Division I student-athlete at the University of Richmond, Waggoner was a four-year letter winner. He served as team captain his senior year when he earned the Coaches Award in recognition of his leadership skills. He graduated from Richmond with a degree in sociology.
After graduation, Waggoner was named the assistant men’s and women’s coach at NCAA Division III Linfield College in Oregon. He helped the men’s team earn an at-large bid in the NCAA tournament. Waggoner was involved in all aspects of the Linfield program, including on-field training, scouting, and recruiting.
At the club level, Waggoner has served as the technical director of the Virginia Capital Area Soccer League, where he analyzed, evaluated, and trained teams throughout the club system. In addition, he was the head coach of the under-18 boy’s elite team, guiding it to five tournament championships and a final four standing in the state cup.
Waggoner is married to Randolph's head women's lacrosse coach, Alexis Waggoner.