Conshohocken Coach Breathes New Life into Spring-Ford Basketball Team

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Conshohocken native Joe Dempsey is finding a new home as the coach of the Spring-Ford High School boys’ basketball team, and he’s already leading them to success. The Rams made it to their first District 1 final, albeit after a 59–54 loss to Plymouth Whitemarsh.  

Dempsey was a coach at La Salle High School for 27 years before having to leave his tenure due to an administrative policy, writes Evan Wheaton for PA Prep Live.  

“Spring-Ford took a chance on me. Hopefully they’re happy with the product we put on the floor,” Dempsey said. 

Although defeated by Plymouth this past Saturday, The Rams still had many wins. The team ran a 20-game win streak and won the first Pioneer Athletic Conference in more than seven years.  

“It’s a great place to coach. The kids are terrific, they’re in the gym every day. They work, and getting to the district championship is a big deal,” Dempsey said. 

Dempsey is an experienced coach with a lot of bragging rights. He’s coached for four PIAA tournaments and was also named the 2010 Philadelphia Catholic League Coach of the Year.  

Read more about the Conshohocken coach’s new gig on PA Prep Live.  

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