Men’s basketball has new coach

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Tommy Dempsey is head basketball coach for the men's team.

Tommy Dempsey is Binghamton University’s new men’s head basketball coach, replacing Mark Macon.

The 38-year-old Scranton, Pa., native comes to Binghamton from Rider University in New Jersey, where he served as head coach for the past seven seasons.

Dempsey has established the school record for wins at three different colleges and been named Coach of the Year four times in nine years as a head coach. At Rider, he guided his team to national post-season tournaments in three of the past five years, and his teams averaged 17 wins per season during his tenure.

Dempsey’s student-athletes at Rider received the NCAA Public Recognition Award four times in the past five years for their high academic standing. Each of his four-year players graduated on time, and none has ever been ruled academically ineligible. 

“This is an exciting time to be a part of Binghamton University,” Dempsey said. “I am looking forward to getting on the court with the players this summer and establishing our culture as a program. I am also excited to get on the phone with recruits and their families and let them know that we have a great university and basketball program. I am anxious to get to work.”


Click here to read more about Tommy Dempsey and his new assistants, and listen to an interview with him.