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Coach M. Dean's Coaching Career

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Coach M. Dean's Career


At age 37, Coach M. Dean has become the new head basketball coach of the Pepperdine Waves for the 2008-09 season. This is a rebuilding project as Pepperdine has gone through 3 straight losing seasons:



Overall (Conf): 10-16 (4-10)

RPI: 155

Recruiting Ranking: #264 signed 2 - 2 star



Overall (Conf): 9-23 (3-11)

RPI: 237

Recruiting Ranking: #327 signed 4 - 1 star



Overall (Conf): 10-21 (6-9)

RPI: 304

Recruiting Ranking: #47 signed 2 - 3 star & 2 - 2 star


2008-09 Season - Pepperdine Waves


Season Preview

The Waves graduated several key players that will be missed this year. C - Thomas Pope was first team All-WCC and averaged 7.7 pts & 12.1 rebs. PG - James Northern made second team All-WCC and averaged 15.6 pts & 3.6 assists.


While the Waves return two starters in PF Jose Townley (14.2 pts, 4.2 rebs) and SG Collin Monk (11.4 pts, 2.8 rebs, 1.8 asts) they only have one senior on the team, PG Gerald Masters (4.3 pts, 1.4 asts) who has never started a game in his career.


Lineup & Top Subs

C - Henry Verduzco SO 7-0 (4.9pts/5.2reb)

PF - Jose Townley JR 6-7 (14.2pts/4.2reb)

SF - Joseph Buchanan JR 6-4 (0.8pts/04reb/0.5ast)

SG - Collin Monk JR 6-4 (11.4pts/2.8reb/1.8ast)

PG - Gerald Masters SR 5-11 (4.3pts/1.4ast)


SG - Antione Petro FR 5-11

PF - Antione Strode SO 6-9 (2.2pts/1.8reb)

PG - Alvaro Rigney FR 6-3

PG - Odell Salazar FR 6-1

C - Justin Lampe SO 6-9 (0.6pts/1.1reb)


Season Results


It was an up and down year for Pepperdine. The non-conference schedule was highlighted by a 82-81 win over then #16 ranked Houston. It also included losses to #5 USC and Oregon. 6-9 was the non-conference record.


The Waves started off the WCC regular season by losing their first 6 games. The starting lineup was shuffled with Antione Petro moved to the starting SG position. Pepperdine won 5 of the last 8 conference games.


Entering the conference tourny as the #7 seed, Pepperdine won 3 straight games to advance to the final where they were blown out by Gonzaga. The waves finished with an improved record of 14-19 (5-9) and an RPI of #234. PF Jose Townley made 2nd team All-WCC and SG Antione Petro made the Freshman All-WCC team.


Old Dominion defeated Minnesota to win the NCAA tournament. Arizona State won the NIT.


With only one scholarship to give, the recruiting season did not turn out great. The Waves signed 2 star C Luis Kopp from Westmont High School in CA. He was ranked #2012 in the nation.


2009-10 Season - Pepperdine Waves


Season Preview

The Pepperdine Waves look to improve on last year's 14-19 record with 4 starters returning and a 5th who has started over 15 games. The only starter lost of last year's team is PG Gerald Masters. The Waves will be lead by SR Jose Townley who made 2nd team All-WCC, SR Collin Monk who average over 14 points a game, and PG Antione Petro who made the Freshman All-WCC last year. Petro will be moving from SG to the starting PG role. Both Jose Townley (1,285) and Collin Monk (1,084) have amassed over 1,000 points in their Pepperdine careers. Townley will also be looking to join the 500 rebound club, as will JR Henry Verduzco. The Waves will start the season with a #204 RPI which is 3rd in the conference.


Lineup & Top Subs

C - Henry Verduzco JR 7-0 (6.5pts/8.6reb)

PF - Jose Townley SR 6-7 (17.3pts/5.3reb)

SF - Collin Monk SR 6-4 (14.8pts/4.3reb/2.8ast)

SG - Joseph Buchanan SR 6-4 (4.4pts/3.1reb/1.7ast)

PG - Antione Petro SO 5-11 (9.3pts/3.3reb/1.8ast)


PF - Antione Strode JR 6-9 (3.9pts/4.5reb)

PG - Alvaro Rigney SO 6-3 (4.9pts/2.1reb/1.4ast)

C - Justin Lampe JR 6-9 (2.5pts/2.8reb)

PG - Odell Salazar SO 6-2 (0.9pts/0.5ast)

PF - Tony Brown SO 6-5 (2.0pts/1.4reb)

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