Tommy Dempsey • Head Basketball Coach / Camp Coordinator
Binghamton’s men’s basketball head coach Tommy Dempsey will begin his 9th season at the helm in 2020-21. Dempsey, a 2013 inductee into the Northeast Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall Of Fame has engineered success at every stop during his 20-year professional career. In 15 years as a college head coach Dempsey has amassed 254 wins and is a four-time conference coach of the year. He has established school records for wins at three colleges (Keystone College- 29, Lackawanna College- 33, and Rider University- 23).
At Binghamton, Dempsey has recruited and developed a core of talented and well-rounded student-athletes who are now poised to lift the Bearcats into the upper echelon of the America East Conference.
A native of Dunmore, Pa, Tommy and his wife Amy live in Binghamton with their four children: Tommy, Emily, Brian and Tyler.
Bryan Goodman • Associate Head Coach
A veteran with 20 years of collegiate coaching experience, Goodman begins his 8th season on Tommy Dempsey's staff in 2020-21. After two seasons as an assistant coach, he was promoted to associate head coach in Summer 2016.
He came directly from CSU-Bakersfield, where he served as associate head coach the past two seasons. While there, Goodman was actively involved in a program that recorded its first winning season at the Division I level in 2011-12 and earned a bid to the post-season CIT.
Prior to his stint at Cal-State Bakersfield, Goodman was at Oklahoma for five seasons. He was the Director of Basketball Operations from 2006-10 and was an assistant coach during the 2010-11 campaign. From 2000-06, Goodman was an assistant coach at Bucknell University.
Levell Sanders • Assistant Coach
Sanders was hired in June 2019 and begins his 2nd season with the Bearcats in 2020-21.
A Brooklyn native, he returns to the states after a noteworthy coaching career in the Czech Republic. For the past five years, he has coached BK JIP Pardubice, leading the team to the elimination rounds of the 2017 FIBA Europe Cup and being named All-Czech Republic League Coach of the Year. His teams won at an 84 percent clip and captured bronze medals in the KNBL Czech League three straight years between 2015-18. Sanders was selected to be a member of the coaching staff of the Czech Republic U18 National Team that competed at the 2017 European Championships.
As a player, Sanders scored 1,399 career points at Seton Hall before embarking on a successful 15-year professional career overseas. With the Pirates, Sanders averaged 12.4 points in 113 games and was named second team All-BIG EAST in 1998. A BIG EAST academic all-star, he graduated in 1998. His pro basketball accolades include being named the All-Czech Republic League Guard of the Year in 2007 as well as being a two-time first team all-star. He ranks 11th on the all-time leading scorer list in the Czech Republic.
Brian Johnson • Assistant Coach
Johnson was hired in June 2019 and begins his 2nd season at Binghamton in 2020-21.
A native of Baltimore, Johnson comes to Binghamton after serving as head coach at NCAA Division III Southern Vermont College last winter. He led the Mountaineers to a 16- season that was fueled by a pair of all-conference recruits. The two prior years, Johnson was head coach at Prince George's Community College in Largo, Md. There, he led the Owls to the 2017 Maryland Junior Conference Tournament crown. His teams were Regional XX Championship finalists in back-to-back years and he was named the Finnestmag.com Maryland Junior College Coach of the Year in 2017 after leading PGCC to a 21-9 mark.
Johnson scored 1,017 career points at University of Delaware before graduating with a degree in sociology in 2010. With the Hens, he earned CAA All-Rookie honors and graduated among the program's all-time top-10 in minutes played (2nd with 3,987), assists (3rd with 510) and 3-pointers (8th with 135).
Pat Norris • Coordinator of Player Development
Pat Norris begins his 3rd year at Binghamton in 2020-21.
After serving as a program assistant in 2018-19, Norris was promoted to Director of Player Development for the 2019-20 season.
A native of Binghamton, N.Y., Norris completed his bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Notre Dame in 2017. He earned his master's degree in public administration from Binghamton in 2018.
While at Notre Dame, Norris was a student manager for the men’s basketball program from 2013-16. His duties included facilitating team transportation, hotels, and meals for road trips, collecting stats during practices and games, and coaching/coordinating summer camps and holiday clinics. Norris was part of Notre Dame’s 2014-15 ACC Championship team that reached the Elite 8 before falling to then-undefeated Kentucky. The Irish also made the Elite 8 in Norris’ final season as a student manager.
Norris’ family has strong ties to BU men’s basketball, as his uncle Jim, served as a coach at BU for nine years.
Camp/Clinic is open to any and all entrants (limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender)