Damien Coy, BA, NRP

Regional Paramedic Program Coordinator, Crater and Tidewater

Email: damien.coy@vcuhealth.org

Faculty Biosketch

Damien Coy serves as Regional Paramedic Program Coordinator for the Crater and Tidewater Regions. His EMS experience spans nearly two decades, serving as a paramedic for Richmond Ambulance Authority, Northumberland Department of Emergency Services, Hanover Fire-EMS, and Fort Belvoir EMS. He previously served as the Program Director for EMS Programs at Brightpoint Community College, EMS Education Program Coordinator for James City County Fire Department, and Field Coordinator with the Old Dominion EMS Alliance (ODEMSA).  He has also served as an adjunct EMS instructor with Virginia Peninsula Community College, J. Sergeant Reynolds Community College, ECPI University, and with VCU CTCCE for several years before joining full time.  Damien is the recipient of the ODEMSA Regional Award for Outstanding Prehospital Educator for 2023.

Damien earned a BA in Military History from Longwood University and originally planned on serving as a history teacher and wrestling coach in high school before finding his true passion in EMS, and later, in EMS education. Damien is a Nationally Certified EMS Educator (NCEE), as well as a Virginia EMS Education Coordinator.  He is pursuing a Master of Public Safety Leadership and Administration at Arizona State University.

When not delivering initial education classes, you can sometimes find Damien coordinating and/or instructing ACLS, PALS, PHTLS, EPC and AMLS classes in different parts of the state (he loves a road trip!). Damien and his family live in James City County.