Tommy Dempsey

Tommy Dempsey (born January 27, 1974)

Teams coached: Rider Broncs, Binghamton Bearcats
Rider record: 119-105 (.531)
Binghamton record: 71-194 (.268)
Overall record^: 190-299 (.389)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • CBI Appearances:  1  (2008)
  • CIT Appearances:  2  (2009, 2011)
  • MAAC Regular Season Champion:  1  (2008)


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2012-2021 Binghamton
2005-2012 Rider
2003-2005 Rider (asst)
2002-2003 Lackawanna College
2000-2002 Keystone College
1997-1999 Susquehanna (asst)

Tommy Dempsey Facts

  • Tommy Dempsey
  • Born January 27, 1974
  • Hometown: Dunmore, Pennsylvania
  • Alma Mater: Susquehanna University (BA, 1997) / Bloomsburg University (MA, 2005)
  • Played at Division III Susquehanna (PA) for three years, serving as team captain as a senior
  • Started his coaching career as an assistant at Susquehanna under head coach Frank Marcinek
  • Spent one year as the year coach at Wyoming Seminary Prep (PA)
  • Was the head coach for two years at Keystone College and one year at Lackawanna College
    • Took each team to their respective NJCAA Final Four (Division II then III)
  • Made the move to NCAA Div I in 2003, joining Don Harnum’s staff at Rider
    • Took over as the Broncs head coach in 2005, leading the team to a 119-105 record over seven seasons
    • Made two CIT appearances and one CBI appearance (via a share of the MAAC title in 2008)
    • Recruited and coached 2008 MAAC POY Jason Thompson, who was a lottery pick in the 2008 NBA Draft and played 8 seasons in the league
  • Left Rider in 2012 to become the head coach at Binghamton, where he coached until 2021
    • Dempsey went 71-194 in nine seasons at the helm, never finishing above .500 during that tenure
    • Was let go at the close of his contract in March 2021 following a 4-14 season
  • In July 2023, Dempsey was announced as head boys’ basketball coach at Seton Catholic Central HS in Binghamton, NY

Tommy Dempsey Coaching Tree


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the NCAA Division I level only