Men's Basketball

GCC Men's Basketball


The 2016-17 season will be Coach Dennis Mackey's 29th year of coaching GCC basketball & his 10th at the helm of the GCC Samsons. Dennis coached women's basketball from 1988-2007 & served as Athletic Director from 2006-2013. In the spring of 2007, Mackey changed coaching positions accepting the Samsons head coaching job.

During his 19 seasons as GCC women's basketball coach, the Lady Samsons posted a 256-227 record while winning two Region XIII championships & advancing to the NJCAA National Tournament once (1995). During nine seasons with the men's team, Coach Mackey's Samsons have compiled a 151-115 record while winning the Region XIII Championships in 2010-11 & 2012-13.

Dennis is a graduate of Ewen-Trout Creek High School where he lettered four years in varsity basketball under Coach Tom Caudill. Following high school, he attended GCC and played basketball for the Samsons under Coach Deke Routheaux in 1982-83 & 1983-84. Academically, Dennis earned an Associate's Degree in Business from GCC, a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Business Administration from NMU, & an MBA degree through Lake Superior State University.

As a business faculty member at GCC, Coach Mackey also teaches accounting and economics. Dennis and his wife Andrea reside in Ironwood. They have three children - Caitlin, Jesse, & Adam and two granddaughters Nora Belle & Millie Jaye!

Season outlook: "The Samsons return no players from last year's team so we'll have to learn on the fly. My main goals for this team include being competitive in every game we play while representing the team & college in a respectful manner. By season's end, I'd like our team playing well enough to contend for the Region XIII Championship."


Student-athletes at Gogebic Community College must receive a satisfactory sports physical prior to participating in any intercollegiate sports activity. Before a student-athlete may practice, he/she must have this physical form on file with the Athletic Director. Completion of this physical is the responsibility of the student-athlete prior to the beginning of the sport season. Please note: a successfully passed physical is valid for the academic year. Click here to access the physical form. Bring the form to your physician and return the completed form to the Athletic Director.


2016-2017 Men's Basketball Schedule

2016-2017 GCC Classics Basketball Schedule

2016-2017 Men's Basketball Roster

2016-2017 Men's Basketball Team Photos

2016-2017 Men's Basketball Results

Check out the recent write-ups in the Ironwood Daily Globe.

Coach Mackey and student athletes with
WJMS radio personality Sam Erspamer


Gogebic Community College Samsons: 17 wins, 14 losses


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The GCC Basketball Booster Club was formed in 1993 to support the men's and women's basketball programs. Yearly projects include fundraising activities for athletic scholarships, equipment and supplies, and general support of the programs.

Membership prices are Student $10.00, Individual $25.00, Couple $35.00, and NEW! Booster Club Elite Package: $75.00. With the support of your membership, the GCC Booster Club supports the Samson and Lady Samson players through scholarships, uniform/warm-up purchases, and the printing of the basketball program booklet. To become a Booster Club Member, print and fill out this form.


Aaron Bender, Ext. 328