Matt Zunic

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Matt Zunic
Personal information
Born September 19, 1919
Renton, Pennsylvania
Died December 15, 2006(2006-12-15) (aged 87)
Lecanto, Florida
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
College George Washington (1939–1941)
Playing career 1947–1949
Position Guard
Number 18
Career history
1947–1948 Flint Dow A.C.'s
1949 Washington Capitols

Matthew Zunic (September 19, 1919 – December 15, 2006[1]) was an American basketball player and coach. He played college basketball at the George Washington University.[2] A 6'3" guard, he played one season (1948-49) in the Basketball Association of America, a precursor to the NBA. He averaged 4.9 points per game for the Washington Capitols.

He later coached at Boston University and the University of Massachusetts. He coached seven season at BU (1952-53 through 1958-59), compiling a 96-58 record (.623). He then moved to the University of Massachusetts, coaching for four seasons (1959-60 through 1962-63), compiling a 57-41 record (.582). In the 1961-62 season, Massachusetts won their first Yankee Conference title, and played in the school's first NCAA Tournament.

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Massachusetts (Yankee Conference) (1959–1963)
1959–60 Massachusetts 14–10 6–4
1960–61 Massachusetts 16–10 4–6
1961–62 Massachusetts 15-9 8-2 1st NCAA 1st Round
1962–63 Massachusetts 12-12 6-4 3rd
Massachusetts: 57-41 24-16

      National champion         Postseason invitational 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