Queens University of Charlotte men’s basketball head coach Bart Lundy, already known as one of, if not the most decorated men’s basketball coach in school history, has etched his name in the Queens record books as he now has the most wins in school history with 169.
Lundy broke the record, previously held by Dale Layer since 1998, as his sixth ranked Royals defeated conference foe Catawba College 95-77 on Wednesday, February 17th. Lundy and the Royals only needed one chance to break the record as he tied the record last Saturday, February 13th, in a 122-93 win over Mars Hill. Coach Lundy now has a career record of 169-68 at Queens and will most likely add to the win column in the near future as this year’s Royals still have three regular season games and at least one South Atlantic Conference tournament game remaining.
Coach Lundy is in his second tour as the head coach of the Royals as he returned to Charlotte at the start of the 2013-14 season after spending time at Queens from 1998-99 to 2002-03. In his first tenure as Royals head coach, Lundy’s best season was the 2002-03 season where they compiled a 29-4 record and made a trip to the NCAA Division II Final Four. Coach Lundy has put together four 20-win seasons during his time at Queens, including the current team that is 23-2 on the season, ranked sixth in the country, and is threatening the 2002-03 team as one of the best teams in school history.
Former coach Dale Layer, who compiled a 168-88 record over nine seasons at Queens, previously held the record for most wins. During those years, Coach Layer had five 20-win seasons and including the 1995-96 season; where the team went 25-6, won the CVAC Championship, and made a NCAA Division II Sweet 16 appearance.
Coach Lundy and the Royals will play one of their biggest games of the season on Saturday, February 20th, 2016 as they will play host to the fourth ranked Lincoln Memorial Railsplitters at 4:00 p.m. in the Levine Center.
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