October 2, 1960|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
NC State (asst.)|
George Mason (asst.)
Long Beach State (asst.)
NC State (asst.)
West Virginia (asst.)
Georgia Tech (asst.)
NC State (asst. to the HC)
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
NEC Season & Tournament Champions (2003)
Dereck Whittenburg (born October 2, 1960) is an American college basketball coach who is currently the senior assistant to Mark Gottfried at North Carolina State University, his alma mater and where he was an NCAA national champion as a player.
Whittenburg was a member of the North Carolina State Wolfpack men's basketball team that won the 1983 NCAA national title. Whittenburg's off target shot/pass was grabbed by Lorenzo Charles for the game-winning dunk to defeat the University of Houston's Phi Slama Jama team. Whittenburg and Sidney Lowe were the two starting guards for NC State; they played high school basketball together at DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland.
Whittenburg was a high school All-America for Morgan Wootten at DeMatha. He was an N.C. State regular from 1980 to 1983 under Jim Valvano where he was named second team all-Atlantic Coast Conference as a junior and helped the Wolfpack to the 1983 national championship. He was a third-round draft choice for the Phoenix Suns (51st overall) in the 1983 NBA Draft.
In 1985, Whittenburg became an assistant coach at NC State. Over the next 15 years he was an assistant at six colleges – N.C. State, George Mason University, West Virginia University, University of Colorado, Long Beach State University and Georgia Tech – before becoming head coach at the Northeast Conference (NEC) Wagner College in 1999. After coaching Wagner into the 2002 National Invitation Tournament, winning the 2002/03 NEC season title and NEC Tournament championship, he moved to head coach Fordham University. Whittenburg was replaced at Fordham in 2009, and in 2013 returned to NC State as senior assistant to the head coach.
Head coaching record
- Legends of N.C. State Basketball by Tim Peeler via Google Books, p. 120 27 June 2010
- O'Connor, John (2002-03-13). "Richmond Facing Underdog That Bites". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Newsbank. Retrieved 2009-02-25.
- Grasso takes over for Whittenburg
- Survive and Advance Full Cast and Crew