Vestal, NY (Sports Network) - Binghamton University has lured Tommy Dempsey
away from Rider University to become its new men's basketball coach.
Dempsey has agreed to take over at Binghamton after spending the past seven
seasons at Rider. He will be introduced at a press conference on Friday.
Binghamton needed a new coach after Marc Macon was fired in April on the heels
of a 2-29 season. The Bearcats were just 23-70 in Macon's three-year tenure.
"Tommy Dempsey is a great hire for Binghamton University," Binghamton
president Harvey G. Stenger said. "He has a track record of competitive and
academic success that will bring energy to our men's basketball program. I am
looking forward to watching the program grow under his guidance."
Dempsey was 119-105 at Rider, including 13-19 this past season. It marked the
fewest wins for the Broncs since 2005-06, when the team was 8-20 after Dempsey
was given the job on an interim basis following Don Harnum's promotion to
Rider had five winning seasons under Dempsey and three postseason appearances,
reaching the CBI Tournament in the spring of 2008 and the CIT in 2009 and
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