New York State Basketball Hall of Fame inductee, Deane has an extensive resume in 41 seasons of coaching, including 30 years as a head coach and 24 with four different schools at the Division-I level. He owns a 506-365 career record in collegiate coaching. His NCAA college basketball record for career victories at four-year institutions is 437-332. At the time of his retirement, it placed him among the top 30 active coaches. He is one of approximately 30 coaches in NCAA history to guide three different schools to the NCAA Tournament.