Hempstead, NY - Each week, leading up to the 2013 Hall of Fame Dinner on April 13, GoHofstra.com will feature one of the seven individuals and two teams being inducted in the Class of 2013. Today the 1959-60 Men's Basketball Team is highlighted.
Coached by the legendary Butch van Breda Kolff, the 1959-60 men's basketball team posted a 23-1 record and boasts the best winning percentage in school history at .958. The team's only loss that season was a two-point loss to Wagner (50-48).Hofstra started the season 10-0, including wins over Lehigh and Adelphi in the Long Island Invitational Tournament, before that loss and then won 13 consecutive games to close out the season.
Team members include: Brant Alyes, Steve Balber, Curt Block, Mike Douglas, Steven Dunn, Stan Einbender, Adam Gadzinski, Richie Goldstein, Ted Jackson, Bob Lauster, John McGowan, Bob Stowers, Richie Swartz, Coach van Breda Kolff and Assistant Coach Paul Lynner.
Two members of the team - Jackson and Swartz - are members of the Hofstra 1,000-Point Club, while Coach van Breda Kolff was a 2008 inductee into the Hofstra Athletics Hall of Fame.
Next week's Inductee Spotlight: Lena Malinowski, Volleyball