Dean Keener

Dean Keener (born September 18, 1965)

Teams coached: James Madison Dukes
James Madison record: 31-85 (.267)
Overall record: 31z-85 (.267)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2004-2008 James Madison
2000-2004 Georgia Tech (asst)
1999-2000 James Madison (asst)
1997-1999 Virginia Tech (asst)
1995-1997 SMU (asst)
1991-1995 Virginia Tech (asst)
1990-1991 USC (asst)
1988-1990 Drake (asst)

Dean Keener Facts

  • Dean Keener
  • Born September 18, 1965
  • Hometown: Tallmadge, Ohio
  • Alma Mater: Davidson College (BA, 1988)
  • Played basketball at Davidson for head coach Bobby Hussey; was captain in 1986 when the Wildcats went to the NCAA Tournament
  • Started his coaching career with stints as an assistant at Drake (under Tom Abatemarco) and USC (under George Raveling)
  • First arrived at Virginia Tech in 1991, spending four seasons working on Bill C. Foster‘s staff, and later worked there for a fifth and sixth season under his old college coach, Bobby Hussey
    • In between stints at VT, he spent two seasons as an assistant under Mike Dement at SMU
  • Was an assistant for one year at James Madison (under Sherman Dillard) and four seasons at Georgia Tech (under Paul Hewitt)
    • Part of two NCAA Tournament appearances at GT, including the NCAA Runner-up finish in 2004
  • Hired in 2004 to be the head coach back at James Madison, leading the Dukes for the next four years
    • Was unable to find the winning formula during his tenure, resigning in 2008 with a 31-85 overall record
  • In the years since, Keener has worked in television calling college basketball games; most recently working SoCon games

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