Dexter Terry is from Greenville, South Carolina where his basketball career began at for Greenville High School. His team won a state title in 2005. Dexter graduated high school in 2008. After high school, he attended Davis College in Binghamton, New York and played there for three and a half years. Dexter had an outstanding career in college with a overall record high in rebounds and points scored. He had 1,145 rebounds and 1,485 career points. After his education at Davis College he became a student assistant coach. His role was to breakdown film and also work with the post players. In 2013 he graduated with his bachelor’s degree in education.
Dexter also worked at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, New York as a assistant basketball coach. There he did a lot of recruitment work and working to improve the skills of the post player. Before coming to SWU he spent his last year working at Cazenovia College where he also worked with recruiting players inside the Syracuse area.