Siena’s Mike Deane

Mike Deane was a head coach for more than 20 years, and he amassed more than 350 career wins.  He coached Siena College from 1986 to 1994 and compiled a 166-77 record.  He led the Saints to their first-ever post season appearance in the NIT in 1988.  Deane guided Siena to its first NCAA appearnce in 1989.  That year, the talented Saints upset third -seeded Stanford in the first round of play.  His 1990-91 squad advanced to the third round of the NIT, and his 1993-1994 team finished third.  The 1993-1994 team finished the season with a record of 25-8.  While at Siena, Deane was the New York State Coach of the Year twice.  Before taking the Siena job, Deane was Judd Heathcote’s assistant at Michigan State.  A 1974 graduate of Pottsdam State, Deane left Siena to take over the Marquette program, where he amassed 100 wins against 55 losses.  He guided the Golden Eagles to four 20-win seasons and the 1997 Conference USA championship.  After Marquette, he moved on to Lamar University in Texas.  At Lamar, Deane won his 300th game, and he led the Cardinals to the Southland Conference Tournament Title, earning Lamar its first NCAA Tournament appearance in 17 years.  The Stoney Point native then moved on and coached Wagner.  As a college player, Deane was a small college All-American in 1973 and 1974.  His career scoring average was 18 points per game.

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