Binghamton tabs Tommy Dempsey

VESTAL, N.Y. -- Binghamton has hired Tommy Dempsey as its new men's basketball coach.

Dempsey, 38, a native of Scranton, Pa., comes from Rider, where he was coach for the past seven seasons.

Dempsey guided the Broncs to national postseason tournaments in three of the past five years, and his teams averaged 17 wins. He will be formally introduced at a news conference Friday.

Dempsey replaces Mark Macon, who was fired after posting a 24-68 record in three seasons.

Macon took over after Kevin Broadus was suspended for recruiting violations in October 2009, and eventually let go.

Six players were dismissed from that team, some for committing criminal acts, as the small state university in New York near the Pennsylvania border paid the price for compromising academics for athletic success.