- Dick Hunsaker
Dick Hunsaker Sport(s) Basketball Current position Title Head coach Team Utah Valley Playing career 1972–1973
Coaching career (HC unless noted) 1977–1987
Weber State (asst.)
Ball State (asst.)
Grand Rapids Hoops
Accomplishments and honors Championships MWC Regular Season Championship (2001)
MAC Tournament Championship (1990, 1993)
MAC Regular Season Championship (1990, 1993)
Awards MWC Coach of the Year (2001)
Dick Hunsaker is an American college basketball coach and the current head men's basketball coach at Utah Valley University. He is also a former head and assistant coach at Ball State University. As one of Rick Majerus's assistant coaches, he worked with the Cardinals for two seasons, including their berth in the 1989 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament.
Hunsaker is best known for leading Ball State to the 1990 Tournament. His team was led by University of Arkansas at Little Rock transfers Paris McCurdy and Curtis Kidd, Muncie natives Chandler Thompson and Billy Butts, and Detroit native Scott Nichols. The team, as a number 12 seed, defeated Oregon State University, which was led by Gary Payton in the first round and University of Louisville in the second round, before falling to eventual champions UNLV. His record while at Ball State was 97–33.
Hunsaker left Ball State in 1993 in the midst of an NCAA Investigation, but claims to have never violated any rules. He coached the next two years in the Continental Basketball Association with Fort Wayne, Hartford and Grand Rapids. In 1995, he returned to the collegiate coaching ranks at Manchester College, where his record was 51–27. His next coaching job was at the University of Utah, where he served as an assistant to Rick Majerus in his final years. As acting head coach in 2001, leading the team to an 18–12 record. He took the head coaching position at Utah Valley State in 2002. His first season at Utah Valley State was the school's last year as a junior college. They are in the fourth year of reclassifying as a Division I school. His coaching record was 82–36 after the 2005–06 season.
Hunsaker's career coaching record is 248–109.
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Ball State Cardinals men's basketball head coaches
Frank Graham (1920–1921) · Paul "Billy" Williams (1921–1925) · Paul B. Parker (1925–1929) · Paul B. Parker & Paul "Billy" Williams (1929–1930) · Branch McCracken (1930–1938) · Pete Phillips (1938–1943) · No team (1943–1944) · Pete Phillips (1944–1948) · Dick Stealey (1948–1952) · Bob Primmer (1952–1954) · Jim Hinga (1954–1968) · Bud Getchell (1968–1972) · Jim Holstein (1972–1977) · Steve Yoder (1977–1982) · Al Brown (1982–1987) · Rick Majerus (1987–1989) · Dick Hunsaker (1989–1993) · Ray McCallum (1993–2000) · Tim Buckley (2000–2006) · Ronny Thompson (2006–2007) · Billy Taylor (2007–)
Utah Utes men's basketball head coaches
Erastus Milne (1908–1909) • Robert Richardson (1909–1910) • Fred Bennion (1911–1914) • Nelson Norgren (1915–1917) • Thomas Fitzpatrick (1918–1925) • Ike Armstrong (1926–1927) • Vadal Peterson (1928–1953) • Jack Gardner (1953–1971) • Bill Foster (1971–1974) • Jerry Pimm (1974–1983) • Lynn Archibald (1983–1989) • Rick Majerus (1989) • Joe Cravens # (1989–1990) • Rick Majerus (1990–2000) • Dick Hunsaker # (2000–2001) • Rick Majerus (2001–2004) • Kerry Rupp # (2004) • Ray Giacoletti (2004–2007) • Jim Boylen (2007–2011) • Larry Krystkowiak (2011– )Pound sign (#) denotes interim head coach.
Utah Valley Wolverines men's basketball head coaches
Sam Little (1972–1974) • Harry Anderson (1974–1975) • Gary Gardner (1975–1981) • Vince Miner (1981–1986) • Duke Reid (1986–1994) • Jeff Reinert (1994–2002) • Dick Hunsaker (2002– )
Bayno & Minton | 2001: Hunsaker | 2002: McClain | 2003: Cleveland | 2004: Scott | 2005: Giacoletti | 2006: Rose | 2007: Rose | 2008: Kruger | 2009: Alford | 2010: Alford | 2011: Rose & Fisher Current men's basketball head coaches of the Great West Conference
Tracy Dildy (Chicago State) • Ron Cottrell (Houston Baptist) • Jim Engles (NJIT) • Brian Jones (North Dakota) • Dave Boots (South Dakota) • Ryan Marks (Texas–Pan American) • Dick Hunsaker (Utah Valley)
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