Mike Dement

Mike Dement (born April 10, 1954)

Teams coached: Cornell Big Red, SMU Mustangs, UNC Greensboro Spartans
Cornell record: 67-67 (.500)
SMU record: 138-120 (.535)
UNC Greensboro record: 124-181 (.407)
Overall record: 329-368 (.472)

Career Accomplishments:

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2005-2011 UNC Greensboro
1995-2004 SMU
1991-1995 UNC Greensboro
1986-1991 Cornell
1985-1986 East Carolina (asst)
1983-1985 Cornell (asst)
1982-1983 Duke (asst)

Mike Dement Facts

  • David Michael Dement
  • Born April 10, 1954
  • Hometown: Louisburg, North Carolina
  • Alma Mater: East Carolina University (BS, 1976)
  • The NC-native started his college career at Louisburg College (NC) before finishing out at East Carolina
    • At ECU, Dement played for Pirates’ head basketball coach Dave Patton
  • Started his coaching career in 1982, spending one season on Mike Krzyzewski‘s staff at Duke and two seasons at Cornell under Tom Miller
  • Returned to his alma mater ECU for one season as an assistant under Charlie Harrison before getting the Cornell job
  • Went 67-67 in five seasons at the helm, winning the Ivy League in 1988 for the program’s second-ever NCAA Tournament bid
  • Hired in 1991 to take over at UNC Greensboro, then in its first years as Division I program and without a conference
  • Left UNCG for SMU in 1995, compiling a 138-120 record in nine seasons as the Mustangs’ head coach
    • Finished above .500 six times, including a 21-9 record in 1999-2000 that ended in the NIT
    • Resigned in February 2004 with a 10-15 (5-10) record for that season
  • After a year away from coaching, Dement began his second stint as head coach at UNC Greensboro
    • Not able to capture the same level of success, finishing above .500 just twice in six full seasons
    • Resigned in December 2011 after a 2-8 start and turned the program over to assistant Wes Miller
  • Married to Rhonda Rompola, the former women’s basketball coach at SMU
    • Dement has a son and a daughter; son, Michael, played for his father while he coached at SMU

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