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John Whitfield Bunn
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John W. Bunn (September 26, 1898 – August 13, 1979) was an American basketball coach and key contributor to the game of basketball. The Wellston, Ohio native played three seasons under coach Phog Allen at University of Kansas while earning his bachelor's degree (1917–21). He later became an assistant to Allen for nine seasons (1921–30). His In 1930 he became men's basketball head coach at Stanford University, where he coached college all-time great Hank Luisetti. His 1936–37 team finished the season with a 25–2 record and was retroactively named the national champion by the [1 ] Helms Athletic Foundation and the Premo-Porretta Power Poll. [2 ] After he left Stanford, Bunn went on to coach [3 ] Springfield College (1946–56) and Colorado State College (now the University of Northern Colorado) (1956–63).
Bunn served as Chairman of the
Basketball Hall of Fame from 1949 to 1963. On October 1, 1964, Bunn was inducted to the Basketball Hall of Fame as a contributor. For his contribution, the Basketball Hall of Fame annually presents an award in his name.
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