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Binghamton names men's basketball coach

Binghamton names men's basketball coach

Binghamton University has hired Tommy Dempsey as its new men’s basketball coach.

Binghamton University has hired Tommy Dempsey as its new men’s basketball coach.

Dempsey, 38, a native of Scranton, Pa., comes from Rider University, where he served as head coach for the past seven seasons.

Dempsey guided the Broncs to national postseason tournaments in three of the past five years and his teams averaged 17 wins during his tenure. He will be formally introduced at a press conference on Friday.

Binghamton competes in the America East Conference along with UAlbany and a number of other colleges.

Dempsey replaces Mark Macon, who was fired after posting a 24-68 record over three seasons. Macon took over after Kevin Broadus was suspended for recruiting violations in October 2009 and eventually let go. Six players were dismissed from that team, some for committing criminal acts, as the small state university in upstate New York paid the price for compromising academics for athletic success.

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