Dave Odom (born October 9, 1942) is a retired men's basketball coach, who most recently coached at the University of South Carolina. He had previously held the same position at East Carolina University and Wake Forest University, and was an assistant coach at the University of Virginia.
Dave Odom began his career in sports at Goldsboro High School, in North Carolina, as the captain of his football, basketball, and baseball teams. After graduating in 1961, he attended Guilford College where he played quarterback on the football team for three years, as well as playing basketball for all four years. As a senior in 1965, Odom was named the school's most outstanding athlete. He was also inducted into the Guilford College Athletics Hall of Fame in 1983.
After graduation in 1965, Odom accepted a job as the coach of Goldsboro High School while enrolled at East Carolina University in pursuit of a masters degree in physical education. Odom coached Goldsboro High School for four seasons between 1965 and 1969. After graduating from East Carolina in 1969, Odom took a job at Durham High School. He coached at Durham for seven years (1969-1976) where he was voted his league's coach of the year five times.