Bob Zuffelato

Bob Zuffelato (born November 26, 1937)

Teams coached: Boston College Eagles, Marshall Thundering Herd
Boston College record: 83-80 (.509)
Marshall record: 71-41 (.634)
Overall record: 154-121 (.560)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  1  (1975)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  1  (1975)
  • NCAA Tournament Final Four:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  1  (1974)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

1995-1998 Toronto Raptors (asst)
1990-1993 Dallas Mavericks (asst)
1989-1990 Minnesota Timberwolves (asst)
1983-1986 Golden State Warriors (asst)
1979-1983 Marshall
1977-1979 Marshall (assoc. HC)
1971-1977 Boston College
1969-1971 Boston College (asst)
1968-1969 Central Connecticut (asst)
1966-1968 Hofstra (asst)
1959-1960 Michigan (grad. asst)

Bob Zuffelato Facts

  • Bob F. Zuffelato
  • Born November 26, 1937
  • Hometown: Torrington, Connecticut
  • Alma Mater: Central Connecticut State University (BA, 1959)
  • Played basketball at Central Connecticut in his home state for head coach Bill Moore
  • Spent one year as a freshman assistant at Michigan under Bill Perigo to start his career
  • Moved on to the prep ranks, coaching at Woodland HS (MI), South Catholic HS (CT) and Conard HS (CT)
  • Joined Paul Lynner’s staff at Hofstra in 1966, kicking off a run of D-I coaching jobs
  • Spent one year assisting Bill Detrick at CCSU and then two under Chuck Daly at Boston College
  • Took over as the head coach at BC when Daly left in 1971, leading the Eagles for six seasons
    • Went 83-80 overall; won 21 games in both 1974 (NIT) and 1975 (NCAA Tournament)
  • Became associate head coach for Stu Aberdeen at Marshall in 1977 and then became head coach in 1979
    • Compiled a 71-41 record, finishing above .500 in each of his four years at the helm
  • Started coaching in the NBA in 1983, spending the rest of his career in the professional ranks
    • Coached under Johnny Bach in Golden State, Bill Musselman in Minnesota, Richie Adubato and Gar Heard in Dallas, and Brendan Malone, Darrell Walker and Butch Carter in Toronto
    • Has been in Toronto for many years, working in scouting mostly in addition to his stints as a coach
      • Also spent three years as DBO and two years as assistant GM for the franchise

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