June 22, 2009
Milwaukee - Marquette University men's basketball coach Buzz Williams has announced the addition of Bart Lundy to the staff in the position of director of basketball operations.
Scott Monarch, who was in the operations position during the 2008-09 campaign, moves into an assistant coaching role with the program. Monarch replaces Dale Layer, who left to become the head coach at Liberty. Monarch served as an assistant under Williams at New Orleans in 2006-07.
"In order to have success at an elite level, in my opinion, it is imperative that your entire organization functions as a team," Williams said. "Coach Monarch's skill set, coupled with his passion to be the ultimate teammate, made this decision easy.
"I have known Scott my entire career, trust him completely and admire his ingenuity in manufacturing the success he has had at every stop," Williams added. "He is more than deserving of this opportunity and I know that we will all benefit because of his talent."
Lundy, 37, owns an 11-year head coaching record of 211-128 (.622) at a pair of programs (High Points/Queens). When he claimed his 200th win on February 27, 2008, he became one of the youngest coaches in NCAA history to reach that milestone. His career winning percentage also placed him in the top-10 percent among active coaches in the country.
"It's not hard to figure out that I root for those that have come up the hard way in our industry and have had success, despite the hurdles involved at each locale," Williams said. "Coach Lundy is another example of that, as he joins our staff. I have known of him longer than I have known him personally and I am excited about who he is, the example he will be for our players and his experience as a head coach will be invaluable to our program. We are grateful he has decided to be a part of our family."
Lundy arrives in Milwaukee after serving each of the previous six seasons as head coach at High Point University. He compiled an overall record of 96-87 and guided the program to numerous individual and team accolades. During his tenure, the Panthers set school records for NCAA Division I wins in a season, conference victories, road wins and RPI ranking.
The Galax, Va., native collected the top-rated Big South recruiting classes on five occasions at HPU and has developed multiple student-athletes into all-conference caliber performers. Honors collected by Royals players under Lundy's supervision include player of the year (3), defensive player of the year and the league's all-time leading rebounder (Arizona Reid).
Lundy was tabbed the Big South Coach of the Year by several publications in 2004 after leading the team to a 19-11 overall record and an appearance in the league's conference tournament championship game in his first season.
"I am excited and thankful for the opportunity to work at Marquette with coach Williams and his staff," Lundy said. "I'm eager to roll up my sleeves and help them in any way I can."
Previous to High Point, Lundy compiled an overall record of 115-41 in five seasons at Queens University of Charlotte. His tenure included a pair of NCAA Division II Elite Eight appearances and one trip to the Final Four (2003). He recruited and coached five All-America selections, including the 2003 national player of the year (Spencer Ross).
Lundy was tabbed the Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 2001 and was also named the NCAA East Region Coach of the Year that season. The Royals claimed the league title in four of his five years on the bench and shattered the school record for victories in a season (29 in 2002-03) on three occasions.
In the classroom during his decade as a head coach, 90 percent of the student-athletes under Lundy earned their degrees and 100 percent were on track to graduate entering their final season of eligibility. Highly involved in the profession and the community, he has served on NCAA and NABC committees while also working with the YMCA and Boys & Girls Club.
His career at Queens included a three-year stint (1995-97) as an assistant coach under Dale Layer.
A 1994 graduate of Winthrop, Lundy was a player at UNC Pembroke and Lenoir-Rhyne before starting his coaching career. Lundy was an assistant at Winthrop for three years (1993-95) under head coach Dan Kenney before becoming an assistant at Queens.
He earned his master's degree from Winthrop in 1998.
Lundy is the proud father of three sons: Ian, Kellen and Alec.