Vic Bubas (b. 1926 in Gary, Indiana) is an America and former college basketball coach. Bubas graduated from Gary Lew Wallace High School in 1944. He then went on to North Carolina State University where he played for Everett Case. Bubas was an All-Southern Conference selection twice. After he graduated in 1951 he stayed on as an assistant coach until he was hired by Duke University in 1959. He led Duke to the NCAAFinal Four three times (1963, 64 and 65). He finished his coaching career with 213 wins and 67 losses. His .761 winning percentage ranks tenth all-time among NCAA coaches. Bubas retired from coaching in 1969 and then served as a Duke administrator, eventually becoming the Vice-President of the university. In 1976, he became the first commissioner of the Sun Belt Conference, a position he held for fourteen years. 1926 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Gary is the largest city located in Lake County in northwest Indiana, near the city of Chicago. ... Wikiquote has a collection of quotations by or about: United States Wikinews has a related story: United States United States government CIA World Factbook Entry for United States House. ... Basketball Basketball is a ball sport in which two teams of five players each try to score points by throwing a ball through a hoop. ... 1944 was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... North Carolina State University is an institution of higher learning located in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... The Southern Conference (or SoCon) is a college athletic conference affiliated with the NCAAs Division I-AA for football and Division I for all other sports. ... 1951 was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... Duke Chapel Duke University is a private university located in Durham, North Carolina in the United States. ... 1959 was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Final Four is a sports term that is commonly applied to the last four teams remaining in a playoff tournament. ... 1963 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1964 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1965 was a common year starting on Friday (link goes to calendar). ... 1969 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... 1976 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Sun Belt Conference is a college athletic conference that has been affiliated with the NCAAs Division I since 1976. ...
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Bubas expanded Duke University'sBasketball program from more of a successful regional program that won a lot of games to a national program during the 1960's.
Bubas is widely credited with pioneering the art of recruiting by targeting players very early and gathering information on them before other coaches had learned of them and would send newspaper clippings of Duke games to prospects.
Bubas led Duke to a 213-67 record,(76%)which was the 3rd highest win total in America for the 1960's decade.
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