2003-04 Men's Basketball
Neal Career wins leader
Guy Neal picks up 151st win, becomes winningest men's basketball coach in Bluffton history
By Ben Risinger, SID
December 29, 2003
The Bluffton College men's basketball team (6-3) defeated Lake Erie College (3-8) 76-71 in overtime on Monday night in the opening round of the McDonald's of Bluffton Holiday Tournament. The win gives head coach Guy Neal 151 career coaching victories for the Beavers. He now passes Bluffton Hall of Fame coach Glenn Snyder who coached the men's team from 1968-1985.
"We are very proud of Guy and his commitment not only to the men's basketball program but also the Bluffton community," Athletics Director Phill Talavinia said. "We would like to congratulate him on the milestone victory and wish him continued success in the future."
With 10 wins last season Neal notched his ninth season with 10 or more wins. He has now beat Glenn Snyder for the most 10+ win seasons in the history of Bluffton basketball.
When he arrived at Bluffton College in the fall of 1989 Neal took over a program that had collected just four winning records in the schools' previous 24 seasons. Neal equaled that number is his first nine seasons and has directed four of Bluffton's top eight teams in the 87 seasons of basketball in school history.
Coach Neal is a member of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. He is an assistant professor of health, physical education and recreation at Bluffton and has other coaching experience at BC with the men's tennis and soccer programs.