Benny Dees

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Benny Dees (born December 29, 1936, in Mt. Vernon, Georgia) is a retired college basketball coach. He was head coach of the New Orleans Privateers team from 1985 to 1987, University of Wyoming from 1987 to 1993 and at the Western Carolina University from 1993 to 1995. Additionally, Dees served as assistant coach at Georgia Tech, Alabama, and Western Kentucky. While attending college the University of Wyoming, Dees lettered in basketball and baseball. Upon retirement, Dees returned to his native Georgia where he coached high school basketball. He retired as head coach of the Toombs County High School boys' basketball team in 2010. Dees is married to Nancy Dees, who coached women's basketball at the University of West Georgia. Benny and Nancy Dees have one son, Josh Dees, who played basketball for the University of Wyoming and Western Carolina University and now serves as assistant coach at the College of Southern Idaho