Dean Keener

Dean Keener
Dean Keener
Sport(s) Basketball
Biographical details
Born September 18, 1965 (1965-09-18) (age 46)
Place of birth Tallmadge, Ohio
Playing career
1984–1988 Davidson
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Drake (asst.)
USC (asst.)
Virginia Tech (asst.)
SMU (asst.)
Virginia Tech (asst.)
James Madison (asst.)
Georgia Tech (asst.)
James Madison
Head coaching record
Overall 31–85 (.267)

Dean Keener (born September 18, 1965)[1] is the former head coach for the men's basketball team at James Madison University.[2] Keener is a 1988 graduate of Davidson College[1] where he served as a team captain and played on Davidson 1986 NCAA Tournament team. Keener was hired on April 1, 2004[2] replacing seven-year Coach Sherman Dillard. Keener previously held coaching positions at Drake University, Southern California, Virginia Tech, SMU, and Georgia Tech.[1] Keener played an instrumental role in recruiting and developing many of the players on the 2004 national runner-up Georgia Tech squad. Keener resigned from his coaching position at JMU on February 22, 2008.[2] After his resignation, he continued to coach for the remainder of the 2008 season.[2] His four-year record at JMU was 31–85. During his 20-years coaching career, he coached and/or recruited 12 players that played in the NBA. Dean and his wife Meg have two children, Julia and Kyle.

Head coaching record

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
James Madison (Colonial Athletic Association) (2004–2008)
2004–2005 James Madison 6–22 3–15 9th
2005–2006 James Madison 5–23 2–16 12th
2006–2007 James Madison 7–23 4–14 T-10th
2007–2008 James Madison 13–17 5–13 10th
James Madison: 31–85 14–58
Total: 31–85

      National Champion         Conference Regular Season Champion         Conference Tournament Champion
      Conference Regular Season & Conference Tournament Champion       Conference Division Champion


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