Tommy Dempsey

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Tommy Dempsey
Sport(s) Basketball
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Binghamton
Conference America East
Record 36–112 (.243)
Annual salary $252,502
Biographical details
Born (1974-01-27) January 27, 1974 (age 43)
Scranton, Pennsylvania
Playing career
1994–1997 Susquehanna
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2000–2002 Keystone
2002–2003 Lackawanna CC
2003–2005 Rider (asst.)
2005–2012 Rider
2012–present Binghamton
Head coaching record
Overall 243–234 (.509)

Tommy Dempsey (born January 27, 1974) is an American college basketball coach and the current head men's basketball coach at Binghamton University.[1] Prior to accepting the job at Binghamton, Dempsey was the coach of Rider University from 2005 to 2012.[2]

Coaching career[edit]

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.


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.


Dempsey was hired at Binghamton in May 2012, taking over for Mark Macon, inheriting a team that went 2-29 in 2011-12.

Head coaching record[edit]


Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Keystone College (EPCC) (2000–2002)
2000–01 Keystone 26–4 N/A N/A
2001–02 Keystone 29–4 N/A N/A NJCAA Final Four
Keystone: 55–8 (.873) N/A
Lackawanna College (Garden State Athletic Conference) (2002–2003)
2002–03 Lackawanna 33–4 N/A N/A NJCAA Runner Up
Lackawanna: 33–4 (.892) N/A
Rider (MAAC) (2005–2012)
2005–06 Rider 8–20 4–14 10th
2006–07 Rider 16–15 9–9 7th
2007–08 Rider 23–11 13–5 2nd CBI First Round
2008–09 Rider 19–13 12–6 3rd CIT First Round
2009–10 Rider 17–16 9–9 6th
2010–11 Rider 23–11 13–5 2nd CIT First Round
2011–12 Rider 13–19 10–8 5th
Rider: 119–105 (.531) 70–56 (.556)
Binghamton (America East Conference) (2012–present)
2012–13 Binghamton 3–27 1–15 9th
2013–14 Binghamton 7–23 4–12 7th
2014–15 Binghamton 6–26 5–11 7th
2015–16 Binghamton 8–22 5–11 6th
2016–17 Binghamton 12–20 3–13 T–8th
Binghamton: 36–112 (.243) 18–58 (.237)
Total: 243–234 (.509)

      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