GCC Men's Basketball
Coach: Dennis Mackey
The 2013-14 season will be Coach Dennis Mackey’s 26th year of coaching GCC basketball & his 7th 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 six seasons with the men’s team, Coach Mackey’s Samsons have compiled a 92-82 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.
Coach Mackey is also a business instructor at Gogebic Community College. He currently teaches accounting and economics but has also taught other business and math courses throughout his tenure. Dennis and his wife Andrea reside in Ironwood. They have three children - Caitlin, Jessica, & Adam.
Season outlook: “The Samsons return 5 players from last year’s team who we will count on to provide solid leadership for our new players. Our 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 compete once again for the Region XIII Championship.”
Student-Athlete Physical Form
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.
Men's Basketball Team Info
2014-2015 Men's Basketball Schedule
2014-2015 Men's Basketball Roster
2014-2015 Men's Basketball Results
2014-2015 Men's Basketball Team Photos
Check out the recent write-ups in the Ironwood Daily Globe.
2014-2015 Basketball Season Record
Gogebic Community College Samsons: 17 wins, 14 losses
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GCC Basketball Booster Club
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.
Dues are $25 for singles, $40 for couples, or $10 for students each year. Meetings are held monthly throughout the basketball season. To become a Booster Club Member, print and fill out this form.
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