Men's Basketball Staff

Bart Lundy

Bart Lundy

Title: Head Men's Basketball Coach

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In 2018, Bart Lundy enters the sixth season of his second stint at Queens University of Charlotte, and his 11th year overall, as the winningest coach in Queens Basketball history. After leading his team to a program-record 32-4 mark during the 2017-18 campaign, Lundy holds a record at Queens of 232-81 (.741 win pct.), and an overall coaching record of 328-168 (.661 win pct.) in 16 seasons as a head coach in Division I and Division II.
 
The 2017-2018 Royals posted the program’s second-consecutive 30-win season surpassing the previous program-best record of 30-4 set during the 2016-2017 campaign. Queens opened the year 16-0, tying a program record for winning streak and best start to a season that was also set the previous year en route to winning the Southeast Regional Championship. The Royals advanced to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Championships for the first time since 2003, and with a win in the national quarterfinals, made their second all-time appearance in the national semifinals tying for the deepest postseason run in program history. During the regular season, Queens reached No. 1 in the NABC/Division II National Rankings for the first time and spent the entire year in the top-10 of the national coaches' poll finishing at No. 7. Since returning to the school prior to the 2013-2014 season, Lundy’s teams have increased their win total each year (14, 17, 25, 30, 32).
 
Lundy first took over the Queens program at the age of 25 after helping then head coach Dale Layer as an assistant for two years. In his first stint as head coach (1998-2003), Lundy took the Royals to their first regional title and Elite Eight appearance in 2001 and followed the success with a trip to the national semifinals in 2003. Three times in the five-year span Lundy’s teams set the school record for wins in a season.
 
In his 10 years leading the Royals, Lundy has led Queens to all three of its Elite Eight appearances, six NCAA Tournament berths, four conference regular season titles, and two conference tournament titles, the most recent conference crowns coming in 2017 when Queens swept the South Atlantic Conference regular season and postseason championships for the first time. Lundy was also named Conference Carolinas Coach of the Year in 2000-2001, Southeast Region Coach of the Year in 2003, and has coached one National Player of the Year, two conference Players of the Year, and 10 first-team all-conference selections.
 
Lundy returned to Queens after a one-year stint at The University of North Texas (2012-13), where he served as an assistant to first-year coach Tony Benford and helped develop first-round NBA draft pick Tony Mitchell.
 
Prior to North Texas, Lundy coached at Marquette University in Milwaukee where he assisted head coach Buzz Williams for three years (2009-2012). In that time, Marquette made three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances and two-straight Sweet 16 appearances with a roster that featured eight future NBA players including All-Star Jimmy Butler of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Jae Crowder of the Utah Jazz.
 
Marquette hired Lundy from High Point University where he served as head coach for six seasons from 2003-2009, taking over the program at the age of 31 making him the second youngest Division I head coach in the country. In his first year, Lundy was named the 2004 NCAA Division I National Rookie Coach of the Year after guiding his team to a 19-11 record, the largest turnaround from the previous year. During his tenure at High Point, Lundy coached three Big South Players of the Year and led the conference in scoring in three of six seasons. His 96 wins are the most by a coach in High Point’s Division I history and the fifth most wins in Big South Conference history. He also established school records for conference wins, road wins and highest RPI ranking.
 
In addition to success on the court, Lundy has graduated 90 percent of his student-athletes who finished their eligibility, with 100 percent on track to graduate entering their final season.
 
Lundy began his coaching career at Winthrop University where he graduated with a Master of Arts (1998). He was a player collegiately at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and Lenoir-Rhyne University.
 
Lundy currently lives in Charlotte with his wife Suzanne and his five children, Grace, Ian, Kellen, Alec and Liam.
 
Year              School                         Record     W/L pct. 

1998-99 Queens (NC) 25-9 .735  
1999-00 Queens (NC) 16-12 .571  
2000-01 Queens (NC) 26-5 .839  
2001-02 Queens (NC) 19-10 .655  
2002-03 Queens (NC) 29-4 .879  
2003-04 High Point 19-11 .633  
2004-05 High Point 13-18 .419  
2005-06 High Point 16-13 .552  
2006-07 High Point 22-10 .688  
2007-08 High Point 17-14 .548  
2008-09 High Point 9-21 .300  
2013-14 Queens (NC) 14-13 .519  
2014-15 Queens (NC) 16-13 .552  
2015-16 Queens (NC) 25-7 .781  
2016-17 Queens (NC) 30-4 .882  
2017-18 Queens (NC) 32-4 .889

Grant Leonard

Grant Leonard

Title: Associate Head Men's Basketball Coach

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Grant Leonard enters his sixth season with Queens in 2018-19, after last season helping guide the Royals to their best record in program history.

In 2017-2018, Queens posted a 32-4 overall mark, its second-consecutive 30-win season. The Royals opened the year 16-0, tying a program record for winning streak and best start to a season that was set the previous year, en route to winning the Southeast Regional Championship. Queens advanced to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Championships for the first time since 2003, and with a win in the national quarterfinals, made their second all-time appearance in the national semifinals tying for the deepest postseason run in program history. During the regular season, the Royals reached No. 1 in the NABC/Division II National Rankings for the first time and spent the entire year in the top-10 of the national coaches' poll finishing at No. 7.
 
The 2017-2018 success came on the heels of a then-program record 30-4 season, in which the Royals claimed the South Atlantic Conference regular season and postseason titles for the first time in 2016-2017. With a 25-7 record in 2015-2016, Queens has qualified for the NCAA Tournament and cracked the top 10 of the national rankings in each of the last three seasons.
 
In his first five years at Queens, 11 of Leonard’s recruits have received all-conference honors with five earning first-team recognition (Jarrett Stokes, Rob Lewis, Sean Morgan, Jalin Alexander, Todd Withers), three earning second-team designation (Josh Clyburn, Ike Agusi, Mike Davis Jr.), two receiving honorable mention recognition (Marquis Rankin, Daniel Camps), and one being named to the all-freshman team (Daniel Carr).
 
Leonard’s collegiate coaching career spans 12 years, having worked at five schools and in all three NCAA divisions of competition. Leonard came to Queens from Paine College (2011-2013) where he served as first assistant coach, recruiting coordinator, director of skill development, and defensive specialist. In his first of two years at Paine, the Lions achieved their first winning season in seven years and finished second nationally in Division II with seven blocks per game. Leonard also served as an academic advisor for student-athletes and an adjunct professor while at Paine.
 
Leonard’s previous coaching stops include Flagler College (2009-2010), the University of Texas-Pan American (2006-2009), and Washington College (2005-2006). In his lone season at Flagler, the Saints accumulated more Peach Belt Conference victories than at any other point during the program's tenure in the league. Texas Pan-American saw similar success with an increase in win total during each of Leonard’s three years with the team. At Washington, Leonard helped head coach Rob Nugent record a career-high 14 wins and his first-ever conference tournament victory.
 
Leonard graduated Cum Laude from William Penn University in Oskaloosa, Iowa, in 2004, with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. He was a two-time Daktronics Academic All-Region Player as well as a two-time Midwest Classic Academic All-Conference Player with the Statesmen.
 
Leonard earned his master's in psychology from Washington College in 2011.

Brian Steele

Brian Steele

Title: Assistant Men's Basketball Coach

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Brian Steele enters his first season with Queens during the 2018-2019 season. Prior to joining the Royals, Steele spent the previous three seasons on staff at his alma mater, the University of South Carolina, serving as a student assistant during the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 seasons, and as a graduate assistant coach during the 2017-2018 season. With Steele on staff, the Gamecocks set a school record for wins in each of the last two years and reached the 2017 Final Four.

As a student-athlete at South Carolina, Steele was a three-time letter winner who made 50 career appearances while starting four times. Steele served as a team captain during his junior season, was a three-time SEC Academic Honor Roll member and was named to the NABC Honors Court.

A native of Greenville, South Carolina, Steele was a prep school all-state, all-region and all-county selection helping lead Wade Hampton School to a state championship during his junior season.

Steele holds a graduate degree from South Carolina in Sport and Entertainment Management.

Paul Davis

Paul Davis

Title: Assistant Men's Basketball Coach

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Paul Davis enters his first season at Queens in 2018-2019 after two seasons as an assistant coach at his alma mater Winston-Salem State University. Prior to his coaching career, Davis spent six years playing professionally overseas for teams in Lithuania, Australia, Thailand, Chile, Saudi Arabia, Colombia, Tunisia, and Lebanon.
 
A four-year starter and two-time team captain at Winston-Salem State, Davis led his team in blocked shots every year of his collegiate career and led his team in rebounding in three of his four seasons. Davis compiled 209 career blocks, more than doubling the previous school record, and finished his career with 986 points scored and 839 rebounds, ranking him seventh all-time in his school’s history.
 
After withdrawing his name from NBA Draft consideration prior to his senior season, Davis led the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association in rebounding in 2010-2011. His play earned Davis the league’s Defensive Player of the Year honors, CIAA First-Team All-Conference honors, and NABC Second-Team All-District honors.
 
A native of Clio, South Carolina, Davis played prep ball at Marlboro County High School where he was named an all-state and all-region selection and chosen to play in the North/South All-Star Game.
 
Davis graduated Cum Laude from Winston-Salem State in 2012.

Gary Clark

Gary Clark

Title: Director of Basketball Operations

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