Bunkenburg sets record for wins as Benedictine basketball coach
Benedictine University's Keith Bunkenburg is now the school’s winningest coach in men’s basketball history.
Now in his 24th season, Bunkenburg notched his 386th career victory on Dec. 20, when Benedictine knocked off the University of Puget Sound in a hard-fought 97-85 road win, according to the school's website.
With an average win total of 16 per season, Bunkenburg now ranks among the most successful active coaches in NCAA Division III in terms of both number of wins and winning percentage.
Already a member of the school’s Hall of Fame, Bunkenburg was a four-year starter at Benedictine and still ranks in the Top 10 on the school’s all-time list in scoring, assists and shooting percentage.
Over the last four years, Benedictine has averaged 22 wins a season and over Bunkenburg’s tenure has seven NCAA appearances and six 20 win seasons.
Bunkenberg was named D3hoops.com National Coach of the Year in 2015-16 after Benedictine embarked on a 31-game winning streak and advanced all the way to national title game.