Binghamton Hires Dempsey
38-year-old Scranton native Tommy Dempsey takes over as the new Men’s Head Basketball coach at Binghamton University.
President Harvey G. Stenger and Athletic Director Patrick J. Elliott made the announcement this morning inside the Events Center on the campus of Binghamton University.
Dempsey leaves Rider University where he spent the last seven seasons compiling an overall record of 119-105.
Dempsey’s 2007-2008 Rider squad won 23 games and had leading scorer Jason Thompson on the team. Thompson captured the MAAC player of the year honors and was taken by the Sacramento Kings as a lottery pick at #12 in the 2008 NBA Draft.
That season Dempsey earned MAAC Coach of the Year honors.
Dempsey brings prior coaching experience from Lackawanna College, Keystone College, Wyoming Seminary, and two years as an assistant at Susquehanna University to this new position.
In 2003 Dempsey’s team at Lackawanna won a school record 33 games.
While at Keystone for two years the Giants went 55-8 and won a school record 29 games in 2001-2002.
Tommy’s high school coach Jack Kelly from Dunmore was in attendance.
Tommy’s wife, Amy, and their four children also on hand for the big announcement.
Dempsey takes over as the new head coach for Mark Macon the former Temple Owl shooting guard.