Larry Hunter

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This article is about Larry Hunter the basketball coach. For Larry Hunter the computational biologist, see Lawrence Hunter.
Larry Hunter
Sport(s) Basketball
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Western Carolina
Biographical details
Born (1949-08-08) August 8, 1949 (age 65)
Playing career
1970–1971 Ohio
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1971–1973
1973–1976
1976–1989
1989–2001
2001–2002
2002–2005
2005–present
Marietta (asst.)
Wittenberg (asst.)
Wittenberg
Ohio
NC State (asst.)
NC State (assoc. HC)
Western Carolina
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
NCAA Division III Tournament Championship (1977)[1]
MAC Tournament Championship (1994)
MAC Regular Season Championship (1994)
Awards
NABC Division III Coach of the Year (1977)[1]
MAC Coach of the Year (1994)[1]

Larry Hunter (born (1949-08-08)August 8, 1949[2]) is an American college basketball coach and the current 17th head coach of the Western Carolina University men's basketball team. He had been head coach of the Ohio Bobcats men's basketball team from 1989 to 2001, compiling a winning record of 58 percent (204–148[3]). His teams made one NCAA tournament appearance in 1994, an NIT appearance in 1995, and won the prestigious pre-season NIT in 1994. Despite his solid record, Hunter is second on Ohio University's all-time wins list, and had only one losing season. He was fired in 2001.[3] Hunter also played at Ohio University from 1970 to 1971.[4]

Ohio University hired its alumnus away from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio. Hunter led Wittenberg to the programs second NCAA Division III National Championship in 1977 and also garnered NABC Division III National Coach of the Year that same year.[1] In total Hunter won 6 regular season Ohio Athletic Conference Championships and 6 Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament Championships during his tenure at Wittenberg. Before moving to Western Carolina University, he was an assistant coach and an associate head coach under Herb Sendek at North Carolina State University.[1]

Coaching career record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Ohio Bobcats (Mid-American Conference) (1989–2001)
1989–90 Ohio Bobcats 12–16 5–11
1990–91 Ohio Bobcats 16–12 9–7
1991–92 Ohio Bobcats 18–10 10–6
1992–93 Ohio Bobcats 14–13 11–7
1993–94 Ohio Bobcats 25–8 14–4 NCAA 1st Round
1994–95 Ohio Bobcats 24–10 13–5 NIT 2nd Round
1995–96 Ohio Bobcats 16–14 11–7
1996–97 Ohio Bobcats 17–10 12–6
1997–98 Ohio Bobcats 5–21 3–15
1998–99 Ohio Bobcats 18–10 12–6
1999–00 Ohio Bobcats 20–13 11–7
2000–01 Ohio Bobcats 19–11 12–6
Ohio Bobcats: 204–148 (.580) 123–87
Western Carolina Catamounts (Southern Conference) (2005–current)
2005–06 Western Carolina 13–17[5] 7–7[5] 3rd (North)[6]
2006–07 Western Carolina 11–20[7] 7–11[7] 3rd (North)[8]
2007–08 Western Carolina 10–21[9] 6–14[9] 5th (North)[10]
2008–09 Western Carolina 16–15[11] 11–9[11] T–1st (North)[12]
2009–10 Western Carolina 22–12[13] 11–7[13] 2nd (North)[14] CBI 1st Round[13]
2010–11 Western Carolina 18–15[15] 12–6[15] T–1st (North)[16]
2011–12 Western Carolina 17–18[17] 8–10[17] T–3rd (North)[18]
2012–13 Western Carolina 14–19[19] 9–9[19] T–5th[20]
2013–14 Western Carolina 19–15 10–6 5th
Western Carolina: 140–152 (.479) 72–70 (.507)
Total:

      National champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Hunter has spent four seasons on NC State staff - Men's College Basketball - ESPN
  2. ^ Larry Hunter Western Carolina Basketball Coach - Daily Catamount
  3. ^ a b NC State assistant makes in-state move - Men's College Basketball - ESPN
  4. ^ 2011-12 Ohio men's basketball media guide, Page 86
  5. ^ a b Western Carolina Catamounts Basketball 2005-06 Schedule - Catamounts Home and Away - ESPN
  6. ^ Southern Conference Standings (2005–06) - College Basketball - ESPN
  7. ^ a b Western Carolina Catamounts Basketball 2006-07 Schedule - Catamounts Home and Away - ESPN
  8. ^ Southern Conference Standings (2006–07) - College Basketball - ESPN
  9. ^ a b Western Carolina Catamounts Basketball 2007-08 Schedule - Catamounts Home and Away - ESPN
  10. ^ Southern Conference Standings (2007–08) - College Basketball - ESPN
  11. ^ a b Western Carolina Catamounts Basketball 2008-09 Schedule - Catamounts Home and Away - ESPN
  12. ^ Southern Conference Standings (2008–09) - College Basketball - ESPN
  13. ^ a b c Western Carolina Catamounts Basketball 2009-10 Schedule - Catamounts Home and Away - ESPN
  14. ^ Southern Conference Standings (2009–10) - College Basketball - ESPN
  15. ^ a b Western Carolina Catamounts Basketball 2010-11 Schedule - Catamounts Home and Away - ESPN
  16. ^ Southern Conference Standings (2010–11) - College Basketball - ESPN
  17. ^ a b Western Carolina Catamounts Basketball 2011-12 Schedule - Catamounts Home and Away - ESPN
  18. ^ Southern Conference Standings (2011–12) - College Basketball - ESPN
  19. ^ a b Western Carolina Catamounts Basketball 2012-13 Schedule - Catamounts Home and Away - ESPN
  20. ^ Southern Conference Standings (2012–13) - College Basketball - ESPN

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