Veteran Lundy Joins Basketball Coaching Staff
Former High Point Coach, Bart Lundy, Joins Men's Hoops Staff
A veteran of 211 head coaching victories, Bart Lundy has joined Tony Benford’s North Texas men’s basketball coaching staff.
Lundy served the last three seasons as the Director of Basketball Operations at Marquette, and owns a 211-128 (.622) record as the head coach at High Point and Queens University of Charlotte.
“I’m extremely excited to have Bart Lundy as a part of this staff,” said Benford. “He has tremendous character, is a great father, person and coach. Coach Lundy is the type of person that we want around our program. He has had tremendous success as a head coach, and we are very fortunate to have him here at North Texas.”
When he claimed his 200th win on February 27, 2008, Lundy became one of the youngest coaches in NCAA history to reach that milestone. His career winning percentage also placed him in the top-10 percent among active coaches in the country.
Lundy arrived in Milwaukee after serving for six seasons as head coach at High Point. He compiled an overall record of 96-87 and guided the program to numerous individual and team accolades. During his tenure, the Panthers set school records for NCAA Division I wins in a season, conference victories, road wins and RPI ranking.
“I’m excited about the opportunity here at North Texas, and I’m just as excited to be working for a man of the character and abilities of Tony Benford,” said Lundy. “I’m grateful for the opportunity, and I want to do everything possible to make North Texas basketball and coach Benford a huge success.”
The Galax, Va., native collected the top-rated Big South recruiting classes on five occasions at HPU and has developed multiple student-athletes into all-conference caliber performers. Honors collected by Royals players under Lundy's supervision include player of the year (3), defensive player of the year and the league's all-time leading rebounder (Arizona Reid). Lundy was tabbed the Big South Coach of the Year by several publications in 2004 after leading the team to a 19-11 overall record and an appearance in the league's conference tournament championship game in his first season. He was also tabbed the nation's top rookie coach that season by CollegeInsider.com after his team posted a 13-win improvement from the previous year.
Previous to High Point, Lundy compiled an overall record of 115-41 in five seasons at Queens. His tenure included a pair of NCAA Division II Elite Eight appearances and one trip to the Final Four in 2003. He recruited and coached five All-America selections, including the 2003 national player of the year (Spencer Ross).
Lundy was tabbed the Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 2001 and was also named the NCAA East Region Coach of the Year that season. The Royals claimed the league title in four of his five years on the bench and shattered the school record for victories in a season (29 in 2002-03) on three occasions.
In the classroom during his decade as a head coach, 90 percent of the student-athletes under Lundy earned their degrees and 100 percent were on track to graduate entering their final season of eligibility. Highly involved in the profession and the community, he has served on NCAA and NABC committees while also working with the YMCA and Boys & Girls Club.
His career at Queens included a three-year stint (1995-97) as an assistant coach under Dale Layer.
A 1994 graduate of Winthrop, Lundy was a player at UNC Pembroke and Lenoir-Rhyne before starting his coaching career. Lundy was an assistant at Winthrop for three years (1993-95) under head coach Dan Kenney before becoming an assistant at Queens. He earned his master's degree from Winthrop in 1998.
Lundy is the proud father of three sons: Ian, Kellen and Alec.