|Lundy returns to Queens basketball|
|Coach takes over 11 years after departure|
|Published Wednesday, July 3, 2013 2:57 pm|
Bart Lundy is back as Queens’ basketball coach.
Lundy was the Royals’ head coach from 1997-2003, going 115-41 and advancing to the NCAA Final Four and Elite Eight during his tenure. His best season was in 2002-03 when Queens went a 29-4. Lundy returns to the Royals after a year at Division I North Texas, where he was an assistant coach for a season.
“Since leaving Queens 11 years ago my path has taken me all across the country and to all levels of Division I basketball,” Lundy said in a statement. “What I have come to understand is that the people and culture at Queens are unique and special. I'd like to give my sincere thanks to …all the folks involved in this process for the opportunity to again be the steward over the men's basketball program and come home.”
Lundy will take over a program in transition to the South Atlantic Conference as well as a new home at the Levine Center.
"We are very thrilled to bring coach Lundy back to campus. He served us well during his initial stint at Queens,” Athletics Director Jeannie King said. “We believe his growth and professional development over the past 11 years has more than equipped him for our next level of growth as we continue to strengthen our program. Coach Lundy will be a great ambassador for our program."
Lundy has extensive Division I experience, including director of basketball operations at Marquette (2009-13), where the Golden Eagles advanced to the Sweet 16 in 2010 and 2011. He was head coach at High Point from 2003-09 where he is the school’s all-time Division I wins leader.
Lundy was an assistant coach at Winthrop (1993-95), and at Queens (1995-97) when he was promoted to head coach.
“Queens basketball has a great history and tradition,” Lundy said. “My appreciation of those former teams, coaches and players are motivation to make our future the best it can be. I am honored and humbled by this opportunity for myself and my family. We will make the most of it.”
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