Tommy Dempsey

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Tommy Dempsey
Current position
TitleHead coach
Biographical details
Born (1974-01-27) January 27, 1974 (age 47)
Scranton, Pennsylvania
Playing career
1994–1997 Susquehanna
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2000–2002 Keystone
2002–2003 Lackawanna CC
2003–2005 Rider (asst.)
2005–2012Rider
2012–2021Binghamton
Head coaching record
Overall279–310 (.474)
Accomplishments and honors
Awards
MAAC Coach of the Year (2008)

Tommy Dempsey (born January 27, 1974) is an American college basketball coach and former head men's basketball coach at Binghamton University and Rider. [1] [2]

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Coaching career

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.

Rider

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.

Binghamton

Dempsey was hired at Binghamton in May 2012, taking over for Mark Macon, inheriting a team that went 2-29 in 2011-12. After nine seasons and a 72–194 overall record, Dempsey's contract was not renewed. [3]

Head coaching record

College

Statistics overview
SeasonTeamOverallConferenceStandingPostseason
Keystone College (EPCC)(2000–2002)
2000–01Keystone26–4N/AN/A
2001–02Keystone29–4N/AN/A NJCAA Final Four
Keystone:55–8 (.873)N/A
Lackawanna College (Garden State Athletic Conference)(2002–2003)
2002–03Lackawanna33–4N/AN/A NJCAA Runner Up
Lackawanna:33–4 (.892)N/A
Rider (MAAC)(2005–2012)
2005–06Rider8–204–1410th
2006–07Rider16–159–97th
2007–08Rider23–1113–5T-1st CBI First Round
2008–09Rider19–1312–63rd CIT First Round
2009–10Rider17–169–96th
2010–11Rider23–1113–52nd CIT First Round
2011–12Rider13–1910–85th
Rider:119–105 (.531)70–56 (.556)
Binghamton (America East Conference)(2012–2021)
2012–13 Binghamton 3–271–159th
2013–14 Binghamton 7–234–127th
2014–15 Binghamton 6–265–117th
2015–16 Binghamton 8–225–116th
2016–17 Binghamton 12–203–13T–8th
2017–18 Binghamton 11–202–149th
2018–19 Binghamton 10–235–117th
2019–20 Binghamton 10–194–129th
2020–21 Binghamton 4–144–109th
Binghamton:72–194 (.271)34–108 (.239)
Total:279–310 (.474)

      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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References

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