A graduate of King David High School in Johannesburg, South Africa, Dean played at a collegiate player level at Notre Dame College, where he helped the team to a 24 game winning streak, numerous awards, an ECAC championship, and reached the NCAA-DII national tournament in 2012.

Following college Dean made his professional debut in 2013 for PASL team Cleveland Freeze where he and the team reached the semi finals of the Ron Newman Cup. Dean moved to Lancaster in 2014 to play for the MASL team Harrisburg Heat and is currently a graduate student at Millersville University where he is completing his Master's in sport's management.