|Title:||Graduate Assistant for Men's Basketball|
Cole Dewey is in his first year on the Fighting Camel staff, but is certainly no stranger to the Campbell basketball program. He was a four-year member of the team before graduating in 2011.
“I am extremely excited, yet humbled to have this opportunity to stay here at Campbell and continue to be a part of this growing program.” said Dewey. “I have learned so much from Coach Laing over my four years of playing here and had some of the best times of my life as a student athlete. I couldn’t have asked for a better opportunity in a better place, and I feel very fortunate to have this chance to work and learn under such a great staff.”
During Dewey’s playing career, Campbell moved into the John W. Pope Jr. Convocation Center in 2008 and, two years later, won the Atlantic Sun Conference regular season championship. He was a part of teams that claimed 45 victories over a 3-year span and posted a 29-14 home court record.
In his four seasons, Dewey helped the Camels claim wins over Auburn – CU’s first over a Southeastern Conference opponent since 1994 – as well as against regional rivals Appalachian State, East Carolina, UNC Wilmington and Western Carolina.
During his senior season, Campbell won the Global Sports Hoops Showcase, knocking off Middle Tennessee and host Auburn in the process. Campbell also set school records for most victories before Christmas as well as for most blocked shots in a season.
At Campbell, Dewey’s responsibilities include daily operations such as administrative duties, team travel and video exchange as well as scouting, game preparation and working with perimeter players in practice. Other duties include supervising the team managers and assisting with the Campbell Basketball School each summer.
“We really appreciate Cole staying in the program and committing to help us grow,” said Coach Robbie Laing. “It’s a lot easier when you have one of your own on the staff. He knows who we are and what we’re about. Cole has always had a very good basketball mind and knows our system. When other coaches are out recruiting, he can pick up the slack on the floor in practice.”
Dewey joined the Campbell program after a standout career at nearby South Johnston High School, where he was coached by his father, David. Dewey led the Trojans to an 81-31 record in his four varsity seasons. He was a three-time all-conference guard who earned academic all-conference recognition four times in basketball. In addition, he was a four-time all-conference and academic all-conference performer for his high school tennis team.
Dewey earned his B.S. in Business Administration, as well as a minor in Sport Management from Campbell in 2011 and is now pursuing his master’s degree in Business Administration.
David Coleman Dewey
September 27, 1988
Off the Court
Spending time with family and friends, golf, fishing