Ron Hunter

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Ron Hunter
Sport(s) Basketball
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Georgia State
Record 25-9 (17-1)
Biographical details
Born (1964-04-07) April 7, 1964 (age 50)
Dayton, Ohio
Playing career
1982–1986 Miami (Ohio)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1987–1993
1993–1994
1994–2011
2011–present
Milwaukee (asst.)
Miami (Ohio) (asst.)
IUPUI
Georgia State
Head coaching record
Overall 355–289
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Mid-Con Tournament Championship (2003)
Mid-Con Regular Season Championship (2006)
Sun Belt Conference Regular Season Championship (2014)
Awards
Mid-Con Coach of the Year (2006) CollegeInsiders.com CAA Coach of the Year (2012)

Ron Hunter (born April 7, 1964) is an American college basketball coach and the current head men's basketball coach of the Georgia State University Panthers. His son is Georgia State player R. J. Hunter.

Coaching career[edit]

As of the 2010–11 season, Ron Hunter had been at IUPUI for seventeen seasons.[1] 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.[1]

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.[2]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
IUPUI (NAIA) (1994–1998)
1994–95 IUPUI 16–13 2nd Round NAIA Great Lakes Region
1995–96 IUPUI 22–7
1996–97 IUPUI 16–11
1997–98 IUPUI 18–9
IUPUI (Mid-Continent Conference) (1998–2007)
1998–99 IUPUI 11–16 6-8 6th
1999–00 IUPUI 7–21 4-12 8th
2000–01 IUPUI 11–18 6-10 6th
2001–02 IUPUI 15–15 6–8 6th
2002–03 IUPUI 20–14 10–4 2nd NCAA 1st Round
2003–04 IUPUI 21–11 10–6 2nd
2004–05 IUPUI 16–13 9–7 4th
2005–06 IUPUI 19–10 13–3 T–1st
2006–07 IUPUI 15–15 7–7 4th
IUPUI (Summit League) (2007–2011)
2007–08 IUPUI 26–7 15–3 2nd
2008–09 IUPUI 16–14 9–9 4th
2009–10 IUPUI 25–11 15–3 2nd CBI Quarterfinals
2010–11 IUPUI 19–14 12–6 3rd
IUPUI: 293–219 122–86
Georgia State (CAA) (2011–2013)
2011–12 Georgia State 22–12 11–7 5th CIT 2nd round
2012–13 Georgia State 15–16 10–8 5th
Georgia State (Sun Belt Conference) (2013–present)
2013–14 Georgia State 25–9 17–1 1st NIT 1st Round
Georgia State: 62–37 38–16
Total: 355–289

      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

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