Dick Hunsaker

Dick Hunsaker

Dick Hunsaker is currently the head men's basketball coach at Utah Valley. He is also a former head and assistant coach at Ball State University. As one of Rick Majerus' assistant coaches, he worked with the Cardinals for two seasons, including their berth in the 1989 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament.

Hunsaker is best known for leading Ball State to the 1990 Tournament. His team was led by University of Arkansas at Little Rock transfers Paris McCurdy and Curtis Kidd, Muncie, Indiana natives Chandler Thompson and Billy Butts, and Detroit native Scott Nichols. The team, as a number 12 seed, defeated Oregon State University, which was led by Gary Payton in the first round and University of Louisville in the second round, before falling to eventual champions UNLV. His record while at Ball State was 97-33.

He left Ball State in 1993 in the midst of an NCAA Investigation, but claims to have never violated any rules. He coached the next two years in the CBA with Fort Wayne, Hartford and Grand Rapids. In 1995, he returned to the collegiate coaching ranks at Manchester College, where his record was 51-27. His next coaching job was at the University of Utah, where he served as an assistant to Rick Majerus in his final years. As acting head coach in 2001, leading the team to an 18-12 record. He took the head coaching position at Utah Valley State in 2002. His first season at Utah Valley State was the school's last year as a junior college. They are in the fourth year of reclassifying as a Division I school. His coaching record was 82-36 after the 2005-2006 season.

Hunsaker's career coaching record is 248-109.

Hunsaker is a Latter-day Saint.

Playing career

Hunsaker enrolled at UTEP in 1972. However, he transferred to Weber State after one year. He graduated from Weber State in 1977. He received a master's degree from BYU.


"I saw a 'SportsCenter' top 10 list of the best last-game winning shots in the NCAA tournament. I don't know if they lost the footage or decided it wasn't good enough, but for me, it's one of the best finishes to a game. It's the only time I can recall of a player hitting a free throw with no time remaining [in the tournament]." (On Paris McCurdy hitting a last second free throw to beat Oregon State and Payton.)


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