Panthers introduce Bart Lundy as new men's basketball coach
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Bart Lundy wasn't looking for a new job. After winning 76 percent of his games during a nine-year tenure at Queens University in Charlotte, he had job security for life with his young family.
"A little overwhelming, if you would've told me 10 days ago I'd be standing here."
But the chance to lead the Milwaukee Panthers was too good to pass up.
"We came on a leap of faith because we think this place can be great. I'm so proud to be the head coach here. Thank you for trusting me. I won't let you down and I'm going to make you all proud."
Coach Lundy is already familiar with Milwaukee. Before going to Queens he spent three seasons on Buzz Williams' staff at Marquette.
"I've seen what winning does to this city and it's very unique. I've lived all over the country and I've never seen a city that will embrace a winner like Milwaukee will. It really was the swing vote in our decision."
Lundy hopes to lead the Panthers back to the NCAA tournament for the first time in almost a decade with attention to every single detail.
What do we emphasize? Everything matters. Everything needs to be elite. Culture to me is the people you put in your program."
Director of Athletics Amanda Braun says they were looking for a coach that was a proven winner, an engaging personality and a sincere desire to be here in Milwaukee. They think they found that in Bart Lundy.