5/24- Dunmore Native Tommy Dempsey

Published 05/24 2012 07:51PM

Updated 05/24 2012 07:58PM

VESTAL, N.Y. - Binghamton University has hired Tommy Dempsey as its new head men's basketball coach, Director of Athletics Patrick Elliott announced on Thursday. Dempsey will be introduced at a press conference at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Events Center TAU Bearcat Room. The event will be live streamed at www.bubearcats.tv at no charge.

The 38-year-old Scranton, Pa. native comes directly from Rider University (N.J.), where he served as head coach for the past seven seasons.

Bringing in an established Division I head coach with notable success is a strong step forward for Binghamton's athletics program. Dempsey guided the Broncs to national postseason tournaments in three of the last five years and his teams averaged 17 wins per season during his tenure.

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