Ron Hunter

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Ron Hunter
Sport(s) Basketball
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Georgia State
Conference Sun Belt
Record 103–61 (.628)
Biographical details
Born (1964-04-07) April 7, 1964 (age 52)
Dayton, Ohio
Playing career
1982–1986 Miami (Ohio)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1987–1993 Milwaukee (asst.)
1993–1994 Miami (Ohio) (asst.)
1994–2011 IUPUI
2011–present Georgia State
Head coaching record
Overall 377–280 (.574)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Mid-Con Tournament championship (2003)
Mid-Con regular season championship (2006)
Sun Belt regular season championship (2014, 2015)
Sun Belt Tournament championship (2015)
Awards
Mid-Con Coach of the Year (2006)
Sun Belt Coach of the Year (2014)

Ronald Eugene "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, former Georgia State player R. J. Hunter, was a first-round draft pick of and player for the Boston Celtics.

High school[edit]

Hunter attended and played for Chaminade-Julienne High School in Dayton, Ohio from 1978 to 1982.

Coaching career[edit]

From 1994 to 2011, Hunter had been the head coach at IUPUI.[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 NCAA Division I. Hunter left IUPUI in March 2011, and took over for Rod Barnes as the Georgia State 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 Jaguars (NAIA District 21) (1994–1998)
1994–95 IUPUI 16–13 Second Round NAIA Great Lakes Region
1995–96 IUPUI 22–7
1996–97 IUPUI 16–11
1997–98 IUPUI 17–9
IUPUI Jaguars (Mid-Continent Conference/The Summit League) (1998–2011)
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 First Round
2003–04 IUPUI 3–11* 2–6* 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
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: 274–219 (.556) 114–86 (.570)
Georgia State Panthers (Colonial Athletic Association) (2011–2013)
2011–12 Georgia State 22–12 11–7 5th CIT Second round
2012–13 Georgia State 15–16 10–8 5th
Georgia State Panthers (Sun Belt Conference) (2013–present)
2013–14 Georgia State 25–9 17–1 1st NIT First Round
2014–15 Georgia State 25–10 15–5 1st NCAA Third Round
2015–16 Georgia State 16–14 9–11 6th
2016–17 Georgia State 0–0 0–0
Georgia State: 103–61 (.628) 62–32 (.660)
Total: 377–280 (.574)

      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

*18 wins (including 8 conference wins) vacated by NCAA.[3]

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