Dean Keener

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Dean Keener
Sport(s) Basketball
Biographical details
Born (1965-09-18) September 18, 1965 (age 51)
Tallmadge, Ohio
Playing career
1984–1988 Davidson
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1988–1990 Drake (asst.)
1990–1991 USC (asst.)
1991–1995 Virginia Tech (asst.)
1995–1997 SMU (asst.)
1997–1999 Virginia Tech (asst.)
1999–2000 James Madison (asst.)
2000–2004 Georgia Tech (asst.)
2004–2008 James Madison

Dean Keener (born September 18, 1965)[1] is the former head coach for the men's basketball team at James Madison University.[2] He is a 1988 graduate of Davidson College[1] where he served as a team captain and played on Davidson's 1986 NCAA Tournament team. Keener was hired on April 1, 2004. Keener previously held coaching positions at Drake University, Southern California, Virginia Tech, SMU, and Georgia Tech.[1] Keener played an instrumental role in recruiting and developing many of the players on the 2004 national runner-up Georgia Tech squad. Keener resigned from his coaching position at JMU on February 22, 2008.[2] After his resignation, he continued to coach for the remainder of the 2008 season.[2] During his 20-year coaching career, he coached and/or recruited 12 players that played in the NBA, including Chris Bosh, Jarrett Jack, Anthony Morrow and Will Bynum. He is currently a color analyst for ESPN3.

Dean and his wife Meg have two children, Julia and Kyle.


  1. ^ a b c "Dean Keener". Georgia Tech Official Athletic Site. Retrieved 9 October 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c "KEENER RESIGNS JMU BASKETBALL COACHING POSITION". CAA. 22 February 2008. Retrieved 9 October 2010.