The 2012-13 season marks Edsel Hamilton's sixth year with the Lady Bear basketball program, his fourth as a full-time staff member. After serving as a graduate assistant for two seasons, Hamilton spent two years as the program's first Director of Video Operations, one season as Coordinator of Basketball Operations and now serves as Director of Basketball Operations.
Hamilton's primary duties include coordinating the film exchange program, working closely with the coaching staff to prepare for opponents and recruit correspondence. In addition, he coordinates the Dream Team, the all-male practice squad, and the Lady Bear ball girls.
Hamilton came to Baylor after spending three years working with the USC Women of Troy basketball team. Two of those years were spent as a member of the all-male practice squad. His third-year duties included managing the team's statistics software and assisting with practices, team travel and office work. In addition, he worked several collegiate camps including USC's Women's Elite Camp, USC Men's Individual Camp, St. Mary's Men's Individual Camp and Pepperdine's Men's Individual Camp.
A native of Pflugerville, Texas, Hamilton is a 2007 USC graduate with a degree in economics. While on the Southern California campus, he was a Trustee Scholar, the University's most prestigious and valuable scholarship awarded to only 100 students for each class at USC, and a National Merit Scholar.
Hamilton graduated in 2003 from Austin (Texas) Hyde Park Baptist School, where he lettered in four sports. He was an all-district selection in both basketball and football and a state qualifier in track. He also lettered in tennis.
Hamilton received a master's degree in sport management from Baylor in Aug. 2009. He married the former Jill Wiest on June 26, 2010.