A. J. Wynder
|A. J. Wynder|
|Team||Nassau Community College|
September 11, 1964 |
The Bronx, New York
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Tri City Chinooks (player/asst.)
Nassau Community College
|Head coaching record|
|Competitor for United States|
|Pan American Games|
|Silver||1995 Mar del Plata||National team|
A. J. Wynder (born September 11, 1964) is an American college basketball coach and the current head coach of the Nassau Community College men's basketball team. A former professional basketball player, during his playing career Wynder was a member of the United States national basketball team that won a silver medal at the 1995 Pan American Games and was a member of the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association during the 1990–91 season. A native of Long Island, he grew up in Freeport, New York.
Wynder is the fourth head coach of the Nassau Community College men's basketball team. During his 11 seasons coaching NCC, Wynder has compiled an overall 208-86 record. In 2002, Wynder was named Region XV Coach of the Year. Coach Wynder has led NCC to three title games ('02, '06, '07) of the Region XV (Div. III) championship.
Wynder also served as a player/assistant coach while playing for the Tri City Chinooks in Washington state from 1993 to 1995.
Wynder played for the Boston Celtics in National Basketball Association during the 1990–91 NBA season. He also played 10 seasons in the Continental Basketball Association from 1987 to 1989 and from 1990 to 1996.
USA Basketball career
Wynder helped USA win a silver medal in the 1995 Pan American Games in Mar del Plata, Argentina. During the tournament Wynder set the US basketball record for 3-point shooting accuracy hitting 8-of-12 or 66.7 percent of his 3-point shots.
Wynder attended Fairfield University where he was selected a Second Team All-MAAC in 1987 and helped lead the Stags to back-to-back MAAC Championships and NCAA Tournament appearances in 1986 and 1987.