John Bunn Portrait
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This is a portrait of John Bunn, a faculty member and famous basketball coach at Springfield College. John William Bunn (September 26, 1898 – August 13, 1979) was an American basketball coach and Springfield College faculty member. The Wellston, Ohio native played three seasons under Coach Phog Allen at University of Kansas while earning his bachelor’s degree (1917–1921). He later became an assistant to Allen for nine seasons (1921–1930). In 1930, he became men's basketball head coach at Stanford University, where he coached college all-time great Hank Luisetti. Bunn went on to coach at Springfield College (1946–1956) and Colorado State College (now the University of Northern Colorado; 1956–63). Bunn served as Chairman of the Basketball Hall of Fame from 1949 to 1963. On October 1, 1964, Bunn was inducted to the Basketball Hall of Fame as a contributor. For his contributions, the Basketball Hall of Fame annually presents an award in his name. 1946–1956?
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Bunn, John William, 1898-
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