MEN'S BASKETBALL PROGRAM ANNOUNCES HIRING OF KENNETH DEMPSEY
DURHAM, N.H. – University of New Hampshire men’s basketball head coach Bill Herrion announces the hiring of Kenneth Dempsey to the 2007-08 coaching staff.

Dempsey spent the last five seasons 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 when 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 24 years of full-time leadership and experience at the previous listed 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. Hoop Scoop Online as one of the nation’s top 100 cited each of UMKC’s past four recruiting classes. 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 also serves actively on the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Board of Directors.

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.
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