Mike Deane

Mike Deane (born September 27, 1951)

Teams coached: Siena Saints, Marquette Golden Eagles, Lamar Cardinals, Wagner Seahawks
Siena record: 166-77 (.683)
Marquette record: 100-55 (.645)
Lamar record: 52-62 (.456)
Wagner record: 94-114 (.452)
Overall record^: 436-334 (.566)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2012-2017 James Madison (asst)
2003-2010 Wagner
1999-2003 Lamar
1994-1999 Marquette
1986-1994 Siena
1982-1986 Michigan State (asst)
1980-1982 SUNY Oswego
1976-1980 SUNY Delhi (asst)
1975-1976 SUNY Plattsburgh (asst)
1974-1975 SUNY Potsdam (asst)

Mike Deane Facts

  • Michael Deane
  • Born September 27, 1951
  • Hometown: Stony Point, New York
  • Alma Mater: State University of New York at Potsdam (BA, 1974)
  • NY-native played at SUNY Potsdam; started his coaching career as an assistant at Potsdam in 1974
  • After six seasons as an assistant at three different SUNY campuses, Deane was hired to be the head coach at Division III SUNY Otswego where he went 24-26 over two seasons
  • Spent the next four years as an assistant at Michigan State under the late, great Jud Heathcote
  • Got first Division I head coaching job in 1986 when he took over at Siena; led the Saints to one NCAA Tournament and three NITs in eight seasons as head coach
  • Was head coach at Marquette for five seasons, going to two NCAATs and two NITs, including a runner-up finish in the 1995 NIT
  • Spent four seasons as head coach at Lamar and seven more at Wagner
  • Joined the coaching staff at James Madison in 2012 after two years out of coaching; JMU head coach Matt Brady played at Siena and was a senior when Deane took over as head coach in 1986
  • He and his wife, Paula, have been married since 1984

Mike Deane Coaching Tree

  • Brian Barone (SIU Edwardsville)
  • Bob Beyer (Siena)
  • Matt Brady (James Madison, Marist)
  • Bo Ellis (Chicago State)
  • Rob Jeter (Western Illinois, Milwaukee)
  • Shawn Postiglione (Moravian, Bridgewater)
  • Mike Rice Jr. (Rutgers, Robert Morris)
  • Marlon Sears (Amherst College, Montclair State)
  • Brian Wardle (Bradley, Green Bay)


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at both the NCAA Division I and Division III levels