Randolph Childress
Randolph  Childress

Hometown:
Washington, D.C.

Position:
Associate Head Coach

Alma Mater:
Wake Forest, 1995

Graduated:
1995

02/09/2015

Wake Forest Statements on the Passing of Dean Smith

Wake Forest's Ron Wellman, Danny Manning and Randolph Childress comment on the passing of basketball legend Dean Smith

04/12/2014

Childress Added to Manning's Basketball Staff

Former Demon Deacon All-American will be returning for his fourth season at his alma mater

04/09/2013

Randolph Childress Elevated to Assistant Coach

WFU Hall of Famer Childress spent last season as the Director of Player Development

03/12/2013

Quick Shots: C.J.'s Going Away Party

C.J. Harris saved one of the best performances of his career for his final game at the Joel

03/02/2013

Chris Paul Day Press Conference

Chris Paul talked to the media on Chris Paul Day

01/24/2017

Syracuse 81, Wake Forest 76

The Demon Deacons fall to Syracuse, on January 24, 2017.

11/18/2016

Villanova 96, Wake Forest 77

Check out the photo gallery from the game between Villanova and Wake Forest Men's Basketball at the Charleston Classic.

02/21/2016

Wake Forest vs. Boston College

The Demon Deacons ran away with a 74-48 win over Boston College at the LJVM Coliseum on Feb. 21, 2016.

10/03/2015

Wake Forest Vs. Florida State

Wake Forest takes on No. 11/9 Florida State in its first home ACC game of the season at BB&T Field on Oct. 3, 2015.

10/21/2014

Wake Forest Basketball Media Day

Wake Forest Basketball Media Day



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Former Demon Deacon All-American basketball player and ACC legend Randolph Childress is in his seventh season with the Wake Forest athletic department and his sixth season as a member of the basketball staff in 2017-18. He is in his second season as associate head coach after spending three seasons as an assistant coach.

Childress began his tenure on the Demon Deacon basketball staff in 2012-13 as the program’s Director of Player Development. After one season, he was elevated to an assistant coach, a position he held for three seasons before his promotion to associate head coach prior to the the 2016-17 season.

In Childress’ first season as associate head coach, the Demon Deacons posted a 19-14 overall record and made its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2010. The team, featuring All-American and eventual NBA first round pick John Collins, ranked in the top 10 nationally in offensive efficiency. Wake Forest set school records with 268 3-pointers and 77.8 percent from the free throw line as the Deacs averaged 82.8 points per game.

Childress joined the basketball staff full-time after serving in an administrative role within the athletic department for one year. Childress, who retired from professional basketball in 2011, was previously Assistant to the Athletic Director with roles in compliance, fundraising and student-athlete mentorship. He played an off-the-court mentorship role with the basketball student-athletes during the 2011-12 season before joining the basketball staff full-time.

Childress was an All-American for the Deacons in 1995.


One of the most iconic players in Demon Deacon history, Childress had a standout career at Wake Forest from 1990-95. He earned All-American honors as a junior in 1994 and again as a senior in 1995. In 1995, Childress was named ACC Tournament MVP after leading the Deacons to their first conference title in 33 years.

Childress is the school’s all-time leader in 3-point field goals and ranks sixth in ACC history with 329 3-point field goals made. His 2,208 career points rank second in Wake Forest history and his No. 22 jersey hangs in the rafters of the LJVM Coliseum as one of 11 numbers retired by the basketball program.

After a freshman season where he twice earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors, Childress suffered a serious knee injury that sidelined him for the entire 1991-92 season. He came back to earn All-ACC honors in each of his final three seasons on campus, collecting first team honors in 1994 and 1995.

In 1995, he led the Deacons to their first ACC Tournament title since 1962, earning Tournament MVP honors after hitting the game-winning jumper against North Carolina with four seconds remaining in overtime. Childress ended the 1995 ACC Tournament with a combined 107 points scored, breaking the previous Tournament record which had stood for 38 seasons.

Childress was the 19th overall selection in the 1995 NBA Draft.


Childress was inducted into the Wake Forest Sports Hall of Fame in 2011 and was honored as an ACC Tournament Legend during the 2012 conference tournament in Atlanta.

The Washington, D.C. native played professionally for 16 seasons, including two seasons in the NBA with the Portland Trailblazers and the Detroit Pistons. He was selected in first round of the 1995 NBA Draft by Detroit with the 19th overall selection.

Childress went overseas to continue his basketball career and played two seasons in Turkey and one in France before embarking on an extensive career in Italy that began in 2000. He played for various teams in the Italian league, concluding his career with San Severo in 2010-11.

Childress graduated from Wake Forest in 1995 with a degree in communication. He has two sons, Brandon (a current sophomore on the Demon Deacon basketball team) and Deven.

The Randolph Childress File
Hometown Washington, D.C.
Alma Mater Wake Forest University, 1995
Degree B.A. in Communication
Children Sons Brandon and Deven
Professional Playing Background
Played professionally for 11 seasons in six different countries.
  • Played 16 seasons professionally, including two in the NBA with the Portland Trailblazers and the Detroit Pistons.
  • Selected by Detroit with the No. 19 pick in the 1995 NBA Draft.
  • Played two seasons overseas in Turkey and one in France before embarking on an extensive career in Italy that began in 2000.
  • Played for various teams in the Italian league, most recently for San Severo in 2010-11.
College Playing Background
Wake Forest University, 1991-95
  • Played at Wake Forest under head coach Dave Odom.
  • Named to the WFU Sports Hall of Fame in 2011.
  • School's all-time leader in 3-point field goals (329), ranking fifth in ACC history.
  • His 2,208 career points ranks second in Wake Forest history.
  • No. 22 jersey is one of 11 numbers retired by the basketball program.
  • Named an All-American in 1995 and was a three-time All-ACC selection, earning first team honors in 1994 and 1995.
  • In 1995, he led Wake Forest to first ACC Tournament title since 1962, earning MVP honors after hitting the game-winning jumper in overtime.
  • Ended 1995 ACC Tournament with 107 points, breaking previous Tournament record which had stood for 38 seasons.
  • One of only seven players in school history to play in four NCAA Tournaments.
High School Playing Background
Flint Hill Prep (Oakton, Va.), 1990
Coaching History
2016-pres.
(2nd season)
Associate Head Coach, Wake Forest
2014-16.
(3 seasons)
Assistant Coach, Wake Forest
2013
(1 season)
Director of Player Development, Wake Forest
2012
(1 season)
Assistant to the Athletic Director, Wake Forest
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