Dennis Felton

Dennis Felton (born June 21, 1963)

Current position: Assistant men’s basketball coach
Current team: Providence Friars (Head coach: Kim English)
Current conference: Big East Conference
Teams coached: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, Georgia Bulldogs, Cleveland State Vikings
Western Kentucky record: 100-54 (.649)
Georgia record: 84-91 (.480)
Cleveland State record: 22-44 (.333)
Overall record: 206-189 (.522)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2023-present Providence (asst)
2021-2023 George Mason (assoc. HC)
2019-2021 Fordham (asst)
2017-2019 Cleveland State
2014-2017 Tulsa (asst)
2010-2013 San Antonio Spurs (DPP)
2003-2009 Georgia
1998-2003 Western Kentucky
1994-1998 Clemson (asst)
1992-1994 Providence (asst)
1991-1992 Saint Joseph’s (asst)
1990-1991 Tulane (asst)
1986-1990 Delaware (asst)
1985-1986 Charles County CC (asst)

Dennis Felton Facts

  • Dennis Alan Felton
  • Born June 21, 1963
  • Hometown: Clinton, Maryland
  • Alma Mater: Howard University (BA, 1985)
  • Born in Tokyo and moved around as a young child doing to his father being in the US Air Force
    • Raised in Clinton, MD, a suburb of Washington DC, where he attended Surrattsville HS
    • Started at Prince George’s CC and then played two years at Howard under head coach A. B. Williamson
  • Started his coaching career as an assistant at Oxon Hill HS (MD), then spent a season at Charles County CC (MD)
  • Moved up to the Division I ranks in 1986, spending four seasons on Steve Steinwedel‘s staff at Delaware
  • Worked for one year each under Perry Clark at Tulane and John Griffin at Saint Joseph’s before joining Rick Barnes‘ Providence staff in 1992; followed Barnes to Clemson in 1994, working with the Tigers for four seasons
  • Became a head coach in 1998, leading the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers for the next five seasons
  • His success at WKU landed him the head coaching job at Georgia in 2003
    • Was 84-91 in six seasons at UGA, going to two NITs and one NCAA Tournament
    • Won the 2008 SEC Tournament despite being the 11-seed (4-12 conference record) to earn that NCAA berth
  • Fired from Georgia in Jan 2009 and spend the next several years working for various NBA franchises
    • Was a scout for the Phoenix Suns during the 2009-10 season (under head coach Alvin Gentry) and assisted the front office during the 2010 NBA Draft
    • Spent three years as Director of Player Personnel for the San Antonio Spurs and head coach Gregg Popovich
  • Returned to college coaching in 2014 when he joined Frank Haith‘s staff at Tulsa
  • Hired in March 2017 to become the new head coach at Cleveland State
  • Joined Jeff Neubauer‘s staff as an assistant at Fordham in September 2019, working with the Rams for two seasons
  • Became associate head coach at George Mason in 2021 under head coach Kim English; followed English to Providence in 2023

Dennis Felton Coaching Tree