GCC Samsons Men's Basketball
COACH: DENNIS MACKEYDirect phone line: (906) 307-1244
The 2019-20 season will be Coach Dennis Mackey’s 32nd year of coaching GCC basketball & his 13th 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 eleven seasons with the men’s team, Coach Mackey’s Samsons have compiled a 181-144 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 via Lake Superior State University.
As a 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 three granddaughters Nora, Millie, & Kyree!
Season outlook: “We have five guys returning who will be expected to lead this year’s team. With the addition of some talented newcomers, I’d like our Samsons to be playing well enough by the end of February to contend for the Region XIII Championship.”
STUDENT-ATHLETE PHYSICAL FORM
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