Tulane tabs Georgia State’s Ron Hunter as coach
Tulane was dismal this season going 4-27 overall and 0-18 in the American Athletic Conference. Highly respected Mike Dunleavy Sr. lasted only three years and potentially left the program in worse shape than when he started.
The Green Wave were quick to find his replacement as they have announced Georgia State’s Ron Hunter will be the next head coach of the team.
Introductory news conference is open to the public. Join us Tuesday at Noon in Avron B. Fogelman Arena in the Devlin Fieldhouse to welcome our new coach!
— Tulane Green Wave (@TulaneAthletics) March 25, 2019
“I could not be more excited to welcome Ron and Amy Hunter and their family to Tulane University,” Tulane Athletic Director Troy Dannen said. “Coach Hunter is a winner in every respect. We are thrilled to bring his leadership to our campus and the city of New Orleans.”
Hunter has been the head coach at Georgia State since 2011, leading the Panthers to three NCAA tournament appearances and three Sun Belt regular-season titles. The Panthers lost to Houston in the first round on Friday, but Hunter’s team did win an NCAA tournament game over Baylor back in 2015.
Prior to taking over at Georgia State, Hunter spent 17 seasons as the head coach at IUPUI. The Dayton, Ohio, native was also an assistant coach at Miami (Ohio), where he played, and Milwaukee.
Tulane hasn’t been to the NCAA tournament since 1995.