April 7, 1964 |
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
Miami (Ohio) (asst.)
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
Mid-Con Tournament Championship (2003)
Mid-Con Regular Season Championship (2006)
Sun Belt Conference Regular Season Championship (2014)
Mid-Con Coach of the Year (2006) CollegeInsiders.com CAA Coach of the Year (2012)
As of the 2010–11 season, Ron Hunter had been at IUPUI for seventeen seasons. He led the team to its first, and thus far only, NCAA tournament appearance in 2003. Under his tutelage, the team transitioned from an NAIA program to the desirable NCAA Division I. In March 2011 he took over the fired Rod Barnes as the Panthers' men's basketball head coach.
On January 24, 2008, Hunter coached a game against Oakland University barefoot. He did this to benefit Samaritan's Feet, a foundation that donates shoes to people who cannot afford them. His goal was to raise 40,000 shoes, however, before tip-off, over 110,000 pairs of shoes had been donated.
Head coaching record
|IUPUI (NAIA) (1994–1998)|
|1994–1995||IUPUI||16–13||2nd Round NAIA Great Lakes Region|
|IUPUI (D1 Independent) (1999–2001)|
|IUPUI (Summit League) (2001–2011)|
|2002–2003||IUPUI||20–14||10–4||2nd||NCAA 1st Round|
|Georgia State (CAA) (2011–2013)|
|2011–2012||Georgia State||22–12||11–7||5th||CIT 2nd round|
|Georgia State (Sun Belt Conference) (2013–present)|
National champion Conference regular season champion Conference tournament champion
- Ron Hunter leaves IUPUI to be coach at Georgia State - ESPN
- "IUPUI coach will roam sidelines barefoot to help charity". ESPN.com. 2008. Retrieved January 23, 2008.