May 23, 2012
Binghamton Set To Hire Rider Coach Dempsey

The Times Tribune

http://thetimes-tribune.com/sports/report-demspey-on-verge-of-binghamton-hoops-job-1.1319216

Tommy Dempsey is reportedly set to become the next men’s basketball coach at Binghamton University.

A published report in Tuesday’s Times of Trenton (N.J.) cites two sources “with direct knowledge of the situation” that Dempsey, a Dunmore native, who has coached at Rider University for the past seven seasons, has agreed to become the Bearcats’ new head coach, pending the finalization of contract details.

Also, Jeff Goodman of CBS Sports.com reported that Dempsey will be hired “barring a last-second collapse in negotiations.”

Multiple attempts by The Times-Tribune to contact Dempsey via phone and text messages have been unsuccessful since Saturday.

Binghamton associate director of athletics for communications John Hartrick told The Times-Tribune that despite the media reports, the process of hiring a new coach is not complete, so there isn’t any announcement for the school to release yet.

Bud Focht, sports information director at Rider, said in an email that nothing official has happened yet as far as Dempsey stepping down as the Broncs coach. Focht reiterated that athletic director Don Harnum did give permission to Binghamton to speak with Dempsey and that Dempsey did interview for the job.

“Rider cannot make any other comments until Binghamton makes an announcement, Focht said.

For the 38-year-old Dempsey, who had a record of 119-105 at Rider, the pending move represents a bit of a homecoming.

He coached at Wyoming Seminary in 1999-00 before moving on to Keystone College. He began his coaching career at Susquehanna University, where he played and graduated from in 1997.

At Binghamton, he would take over a program that is still trying to recover from a scandal in 2009. That year, Binghamton won the America East Conference and earned a trip to the NCAA tournament, where it lost to Duke in the first round. But an investigation discovered that the school’s administration had lowered its admission standards in order for then-head coach Kevin Broadus to bring in prospective recruits.

, Binghamton Set To Hire Rider Coach Dempsey

The Times Tribune

http://thetimes-tribune.com/sports/report-demspey-on-verge-of-binghamton-hoops-job-1.1319216

Tommy Dempsey is reportedly set to become the next men’s basketball coach at Binghamton University.

A published report in Tuesday’s Times of Trenton (N.J.) cites two sources with direct knowledge of the situation” that Dempsey, a Dunmore native, who has coached at Rider University for the past seven seasons, has agreed to become the Bearcats’ new head coach, pending the finalization of contract details.

Also, Jeff Goodman of CBS Sports.com reported that Dempsey will be hired “barring a last-second collapse in negotiations.”

Multiple attempts by The Times-Tribune to contact Dempsey via phone and text messages have been unsuccessful since Saturday.

Binghamton associate director of athletics for communications John Hartrick told The Times-Tribune that despite the media reports, the process of hiring a new coach is not complete, so there isn’t any announcement for the school to release yet.

Bud Focht, sports information director at Rider, said in an email that nothing official has happened yet as far as Dempsey stepping down as the Broncs coach. Focht reiterated that athletic director Don Harnum did give permission to Binghamton to speak with Dempsey and that Dempsey did interview for the job.

“Rider cannot make any other comments until Binghamton makes an announcement, ” Focht said.

For the 38-year-old Dempsey, who had a record of 119-105 at Rider, the pending move represents a bit of a homecoming.

He coached at Wyoming Seminary in 1999-00 before moving on to Keystone College. He began his coaching career at Susquehanna University, where he played and graduated from in 1997.

At Binghamton, he would take over a program that is still trying to recover from a scandal in 2009. That year, Binghamton won the America East Conference and earned a trip to the NCAA tournament, where it lost to Duke in the first round. But an investigation discovered that the school’s administration had lowered its admission standards in order for then-head coach Kevin Broadus to bring in prospective recruits.






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