Tommy Dempsey (born January 27, 1974) is an American college basketball coach and the current head men's basketball coach at Binghamton University. Prior to accepting the job at Binghamton, Dempsey was the coach of Rider University from 2005 to 2012.
|Born||January 27, 1974|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|MAAC Coach of the Year (2008)|
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
|Keystone College (EPCC) (2000–2002)|
|2001–02||Keystone||29–4||N/A||N/A||NJCAA Final Four|
|Lackawanna College (Garden State Athletic Conference) (2002–2003)|
|2002–03||Lackawanna||33–4||N/A||N/A||NJCAA Runner Up|
|Rider (MAAC) (2005–2012)|
|2007–08||Rider||23–11||13–5||T-1st||CBI First Round|
|2008–09||Rider||19–13||12–6||3rd||CIT First Round|
|2010–11||Rider||23–11||13–5||2nd||CIT First Round|
|Rider:||119–105 (.531)||70–56 (.556)|
|Binghamton (America East Conference) (2012–present)|
|Binghamton:||66–178 (.270)||28–105 (.211)|
Postseason invitational champion
- "Tommy Dempsey". Rider University Broncs. Retrieved October 7, 2010.
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