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Mike Dement returned to UNCG on April 9, 2005 for his second stint as UNCG’s men’s basketball coach. Dement is the ninth head coach in school history – and the first to serve two different tenures as head coach of the program. He turned 51 less than a week after being introduced as UNCG’s new coach, replacing Fran McCaffery, who resigned to become the head coach at Siena College. Clearly not a stranger to the UNCG program, Dement served as the architect of the program in its move to Division I. The Louisburg, NC native was the Spartans’ head coach from 1991-95, leading them from a team with no conference affiliation to the top of the Big South Conference regular season standings in just four seasons. In his last two seasons at UNCG, Dement’s teams went 38-18, including a school-record 23 wins in 1994-95. That year, his team won the Big South Conference’s regular season title and was the runner up in the conference tournament. The team received votes in the Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today Coaches’ polls for the first time in school history during that record-setting season. “Mike Dement’s hiring links our past with the present and is a very strong statement and commitment to the future,” said UNCG Director of Athletics Nelson Bobb, who was the Director of Athletics

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at UNCG during Dement’s first tenure, as well. “Mike was the architect chosen to build our first Division I team. He returns to continue that development. “He knows North Carolina well,” said Bobb. “He has a track record of coaching competitive teams who scrap and battle until the end of the game. He inherits a young group of players who are anxious to build on their recent successes in the Southern Conference.” In his 18 seasons as a head coach, Dement has compiled a mark of 260-243. He served five seasons at Cornell from 1986-91 where he led the Big Red to the Ivy League crown and the NCAA Tournament in 1988. Prior to that, he served as an assistant coach at East Carolina (1985-86), Cornell (1983-85) and Duke (1982-83). His first experience as a college assistant came under Mike Krzyzewski. Dement was a high school head coach at Vance Academy and Kerr Lake School before joining Krzyzewski’s staff, logging a 109-26 mark in five seasons. As a college coach, Dement’s teams have won 52% of their

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