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Dempsey completes staff with addition of Courtney

Former Delaware standout played professionally, will handle operations

August 23, 2012

Dempsey completes staff with addition of Courtney

Contact: John Hartrick (

VESTAL, N.Y. – Binghamton men’s basketball coach Tommy Dempsey completed his staff for the 2012-13 season with the hiring of Herb Courtney as a director of basketball operations, the school announced Thursday.

Courtney, a former All-CAA selection for University of Delaware (2004-08), has played professionally in Argentina, Israel and Turkey and spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach at Penn State Abington.

“I coached against Herb when he was a player at Delaware and he was a heck of a player,” Dempsey said. “We are excited to give him his first opportunity at the Division I level. I have great confidence that he will be an outstanding addition to our staff moving forward.”

At Delaware, 6-foot-6 forward Courtney finished his career ranked 10th in scoring with 1,291 career points (11.4 avg.). He also amassed 649 rebounds and is one of just eight Blue Hen players to reach the 1,200-point, 600-rebound mark. As a senior in 2007-08, Courtney averaged 14.1 points and 6.2 rebounds and was a repeat selection as team MVP. He was a second team All-CAA forward in 2007 and a first-team Preseason All-CAA in 2008.

Courtney earned his bachelor’s degree in hotel restaurant institutional management in 2008 with a minor in business. He held a 3.0 GPA in his major.

He played professionally oversees in Argentina in 2008 and in Turkey and Israel in 2009.

In August 2010 he joined the staff at Penn State Abington and last season the team tripled its win total from the previous year, thanks to a recruiting class that included the conference rookie of the year and the league’s top rebounder and top three-point shooter.

Since August he has worked as an account manager at TEKsystems in Philadelphia.

Courtney joins Dempsey’s staff that also includes Ben Luber, Lazarus Sims and Andrew Wilson.

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