Ken Dempsey
Ken Dempsey
Title: Associate Head Coach
Phone: 603-862-1844
Year: Ninth Season
Previous College: Moravian College '83

Dempsey is in his ninth season as Associate Head Coach of the Wildcat program in 2015-16. The veteran college coach, who joined the UNH program in June 2007, lends more than 20 years of successful experience to Coach Herrion’s staff.

Dempsey spent the six seasons prior to joining the Wildcat program as the Associate Men’s Basketball Head Coach at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Dempsey also served as the University of North Carolina-Greensboro assistant coach from 1999-2001. Dempsey is familiar with the Northeast region, where he served as the assistant coach at Northeastern University from 1994-1999. Prior to joining the staff at Northeastern, Dempsey was an assistant coach at Monmouth (N.J.) University from 1984-94. The players he recruited earned 21 all-conference selections and helped the team to three conference championship game appearances.

Dempsey is a proven, self-directed and high-profile coaching/recruiting professional with over 25 years of full-time leadership experience at the aforementioned Division I institutions. Dempsey has a reputation as one of the top recruiters in the country by numerous national recruiting and coaching publications and boasts a 100-percent graduation rate among student-athletes recruited. Each of Dempsey’s past four recruiting classes at UMKC were ranked as one of the nation’s top 100 by Hoop Scoop Online. As recruiting coordinator for head coach Wayne Szoke at Monmouth for eight seasons, Dempsey’s recruiting efforts produced the school’s all-time Division I scoring co-leaders, seven of the school’s top-10 Division I scoring leaders and a GTE Academic all-American. Dempsey is an active member of the NABC and presently serves as president of the assistant coaches committee. He has been a member of the assistant coaches executive committee and now is a member of the Division 1 Coaches Congress.

Dempsey earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism in 1983 from Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pa., where he was a four-year letter-winner in basketball and baseball. He also completed a master’s degree in Education from Monmouth in 1991.

A native of Howell, N.J., he and his wife Bridget have two sons, Riley and Brody, and a daughter, Molly-Kate.
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