Tommy Dempsey (born January 27, 1974) is an American college basketball coach and the current head men's basketball coach at Binghamton University.[1] Prior to accepting the job at Binghamton, Dempsey was the coach of Rider University from 2005 to 2012.[2]

Tommy Dempsey
Current position
TitleHead coach
ConferenceAmerica East
Record57–161 (.261)
Annual salary$252,502
Biographical details
Born (1974-01-27) January 27, 1974 (age 46)
Scranton, Pennsylvania
Playing career
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2002–2003Lackawanna CC
2003–2005Rider (asst.)
Head coaching record
Overall264–278 (.487)
Accomplishments and honors
MAAC Coach of the Year (2008)

Coaching careerEdit

Dempsey began his college coaching career in 2000 as the head coach at Keystone College, where he led the team to a 55-8 record in two seasons guiding the team to a NJCAA Division III Final Four appearance. For the 2002-03 season, Dempsey spent a season at Lackawanna College where he guided the team the NJCAA Division II title game and a 33-4 overall record.


Dempsey joined the coaching staff at Rider as an assistant in 2003, serving in the position for two seasons before being elevated to head coach during the 2005-06 season as the Broncs went 8-20. The team doubled its win total a year later and by his third year at the helm, Rider recorded a school record 23-win season with the help of future NBA first round pick Jason Thompson. Over the next four years, Dempsey had 82 wins, which was the most in Rider history, while also guiding the team to three postseason appearances.

Dempsey compiled a 119-105 record in seven seasons at Rider.


Dempsey was hired at Binghamton in May 2012, taking over for Mark Macon, inheriting a team that went 2-29 in 2011-12.

Head coaching recordEdit


Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Keystone College (EPCC) (2000–2002)
2000–01 Keystone 26–4 N/A N/A
2001–02 Keystone 29–4 N/A N/A NJCAA Final Four
Keystone: 55–8 (.873) N/A
Lackawanna College (Garden State Athletic Conference) (2002–2003)
2002–03 Lackawanna 33–4 N/A N/A NJCAA Runner Up
Lackawanna: 33–4 (.892) N/A
Rider (MAAC) (2005–2012)
2005–06 Rider 8–20 4–14 10th
2006–07 Rider 16–15 9–9 7th
2007–08 Rider 23–11 13–5 T-1st CBI First Round
2008–09 Rider 19–13 12–6 3rd CIT First Round
2009–10 Rider 17–16 9–9 6th
2010–11 Rider 23–11 13–5 2nd CIT First Round
2011–12 Rider 13–19 10–8 5th
Rider: 119–105 (.531) 70–56 (.556)
Binghamton (America East Conference) (2012–present)
2012–13 Binghamton 3–27 1–15 9th
2013–14 Binghamton 7–23 4–12 7th
2014–15 Binghamton 6–26 5–11 7th
2015–16 Binghamton 8–22 5–11 6th
2016–17 Binghamton 12–20 3–13 T–8th
2017–18 Binghamton 11–20 2–14 9th
2018–19 Binghamton 10–23 5–11 7th
2019-20 Binghamton 9-17 3-10
Binghamton: 66–178 (.270) 28–105 (.211)
Total: 273–295 (.481)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


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  2. ^ "Tommy Dempsey". Rider University Broncs. Retrieved October 7, 2010.