Athletics
johnhemenway

John Hemenway

Head Men’s Basketball Coach

Office Information

Seabury Center, Room 214
CPO 2187
Phone: 859-985-3482
Fax: 859-985-3919
E-Mail: john_hemenway@berea.edu

Office Hours:

By appointment only

Biography

John Hemenway will begin his second season as head basketball coach at Berea College in 2011-12. In his first year at the helm of the Mountaineer men’s basketball program, Berea posted a 17-15 overall record in 2010-11 and a 7-6 mark in the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The Mountaineers finished 4th in the KIAC regular season standings and advanced to the KIAC Tournament semi-finals while senior guard Rudy Evans was named 1st Team All-KIAC. After six years as an NAIA Division II head coach, Hemenway now owns a career record of 132-64(.673 winning percentage), a 79-38 mark against conference opponents and a 74-21 record at home. His teams have averaged 22 wins per season, have made four appearances in the NAIA II National Tournament in Branson, Missouri and have won both a regular season and conference tournament championship.
Hemenway came to Berea College from Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, SD where he was the head basketball coach from 2005-2010. His Tiger teams posted an impressive overall record of 115-49 (.701 winning percentage), made four consecutive NAIA II National Tournament appearances and won the Great Plains Athletic Conference regular season and tournament championships in 2010. Under Hemenway’s leadership, DWU won the most games in school history over a five-year period (115) and was one of seven schools in NAIA II basketball to win at least 100 games in four seasons from 2007 to 2010. His teams defeated 17 opponents ranked in the NAIA Top 25, averaged 23 wins per season and boasted a 25-game winning streak at home against conference foes. Remarkably, Hemenway recruited and coached four different players that were named NAIA II 1st Team All-Americans in a five-year span (Brock Seim, 2007, Preston Broughton, 2008, Darrin Dorsey, 2010, Brady Wiebe, 2011). Hemenway’s teams twice upset the NAIA’s top-ranked team by defeating #1 Sioux Falls in 2007 and #1 Morningside in 2008. For his efforts, he was named 2007 GPAC “Coach of the Year” and South Dakota Basketball Coaches Association “Coach of the Year” in 2007 and 2010.
Before becoming a head coach, Hemenway served as an assistant coach at the University of South Dakota (2002-05), Chaminade University (2000-02) and Morningside College (1997-00). He played his collegiate basketball at the University of South Dakota (1991-96) for Dave Boots, where he was selected to the All-North Central Conference 1st Team in 1995 and 1996. He helped the Coyotes win two North Central Conference championships, two North Central Region championships and finished his career at South Dakota with an 89-25 record. After his senior season, he was the recipient of the 1996 John Van Why award which is awarded to the University of South Dakota Most Outstanding Male Athlete. Hemenway graduated as the holder of six school records and was inducted into the South Dakota Coyote Hall of Fame on September 20th, 2008.
Hemenway graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and received his Master of Arts degree in Health, Physical Education and Recreation in 1998.

Hemenway graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and received his Master of Arts degree in Health, Physical Education and Recreation in 1998.
Hemenway is married to the former Jessica Maddox and they reside in Berea with their two children, Jack (4) and Katherine (2).

Coaching Profile

Years School Position Record
2010-11 Berea College Head Men’s Basketball Coach 17-15
2005-10 Dakota Wesleyan University Head Men’s Basketball Coach 115-49
2002-05 The University of South Dakota Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach 68-25
2000-02 Chaminade University Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach 32-22
1997-00 Morningside College Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach 65-44

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