Ron Ganulin

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Ron Ganulin
Sport(s) Basketball
Biographical details
Born (1945-05-15)May 15, 1945
Playing career
1963–1967 LIU Brooklyn
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1976–1978 C. W. Post (asst.)
1978–1980 NYIT (asst.)
1980–1982 NYIT
1982–1985 Saint Peter's (asst.)
1985–1987 Old Dominion (asst.)
1987–1991 UNLV (asst.)
1991–2005 St. Francis (NY)
2006–2008 Manhattan (asst.)
2011–2012 RKYHS Cobras JV/Varsity
2013–present St. Francis Brooklyn (asst.)
Head coaching record
Overall 214-230
Accomplishments and honors
NEC Regular Season Championship 2003–04
NEC Regular Season Championship 2000–01
NEC Coach of the Year 2004
NEC Coach of the Year 1998

Ron Ganulin (born May 15, 1945) is a long time college basketball coach known for his 1990 UNLV NCAA National Championship as an assistant coach and his time as head coach at St. Francis College.


Before he began his coaching career, Ganulin played collegiate basketball at Long Island University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1968. During his senior season, LIU advanced to the Division II National Collegiate Semifinals.

Prior to his tenure at St. Francis, Ganulin reached the pinnacle of the college basketball world as an assistant coach with UNLV. Ganulin helped the team capture the 1990 NCAA National Championship. During his four-year stay in Las Vegas, the Rebels enjoyed a 126–23 record.

After St. Francis College, Ganulin served as the coordinator of player development for the Wizards during the 2005–06 season.[1]

Coach Ganulin also coached the boys Junior Varsity, as head coach, and assistant coach for Varsity basketball, at the Yeshiva University High School for Boys in Uptown NYC.

St. Francis College[edit]

Ganulin was the head coach of St. Francis (NY) Terriers for 14 seasons, from 1991 to 2005.[2] As head coach, Ganulin accumulated 187 wins and was twice named the Northeast Conference's Coach of the Year.[3] During Ganulin's tenure, St. Francis finished with a .500 or better record in the league eight straight years, at that time the longest active streak in the NEC. The Terriers reached the NEC semi-finals five times and had two championship game appearances. From 1998 through 2004, St. Francis posted a 78-36 conference record, which was best in the NEC. During that span, Ganulin guided the Terriers to two Northeast Conference Regular Season Championships as well as their first 20 win season in 43 years.[4]

In 2013, Ganulin returned to St. Francis to be an assistant coach under Glenn Braica, who was his assistant during his head coaching tenure at St. Francis.[5]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
New York Institute of Technology (East Coast Conference – Division II) (1980–1982)
1980–81 NYIT 14–12
1981–82 NYIT 13–11
NYIT: 27-23
St. Francis (NY) (Northeast Conference – Division I) (1991–2005)
1991–92 St. Francis (NY) 15-14 8-8 4th
1992–93 St. Francis (NY) 9-18 8-10 6th
1993–94 St. Francis (NY) 1-26 1-17 10th
1994–95 St. Francis (NY) 9-18 5-13 9th
1995–96 St. Francis (NY) 9-18 3-15 9th
1996–97 St. Francis (NY) 13-15 7-11 7th
1997–98 St. Francis (NY) 15-12 10-6 3rd
1998–99 St. Francis (NY) 20-8 16-4 2nd
1999–00 St. Francis (NY) 18-12 12-6 4th
2000–01 St. Francis (NY) 18-11 16-4 1st
2001–02 St. Francis (NY) 18-11 13-7 5th
2002–03 St. Francis (NY) 14-16 9-9 6th
2003–04 St. Francis (NY) 15-13 12-6 T-1st
2004–05 St. Francis (NY) 13-14 9-9 7th
St. Francis (NY): 187-207 129-125
Total: 214-230

      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


  1. ^ Carter, Ivan (October 22, 2005). "Atkins Delivers a 'Shot in the Arm'". Retrieved 18 January 2011. 
  2. ^ Martin, Dan (July 24, 2005). "‘TOMORROW ISN’T PROMISED’ – ST. FRANCIS’ DANTZLER CHERISHING HIS CHANCE TO RETURN AFTER SHOOTING". Retrieved 31 July 2014.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  3. ^ "St. Francis (NY) Head Coach • Ron Ganulin". Retrieved 18 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "Bio Ron Ganulin". Retrieved 18 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "Men's Basketball Announces Coaching Staff Changes for Upcoming Season". Retrieved 2 November 2013.