Van Gundy Family Tree

Notes for William "Bill" VAN GUNDY

Excerpts from various web sites and the New York Times say:

From a Scouting Assignment at Age 10, Van Gundy Has Risen to the Top
Published: April 21, 1997

The family eventually moved from central California to New York State, where Bill Van Gundy is now the head coach at Genesee Community College in Batavia.

Sports of The Times;Van Gundy: Like Father, Like Son, Like Son
Published: March 10, 1996

Bill "retired" as head basketball coach at Genesee Community College in Batavia, N.Y.

"The word was 'retrenched,' but I was fired," Bill Van Gundy said yesterday from Batavia, N.Y. "It was a bad experience."

When Bill Van Gundy was dismissed by Brockport State, his star point guard, Jeff Van Gundy, transferred to Nazareth. The father has since won 269 games and lost 118 at Genesee Community College.

Sons Stan and Jeff both followed in their father's footsteps, becoming nationally known basketball coaches as well.

"They're both better coaches than me," Bill Van Gundy said yesterday. "I wouldn't say I pointed them into coaching, but they definitely were raised around basketball. They took to it like ducks to water. I don't recall either of them, after junior high school, ever saying they were going to do anything else."

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