PLAYER PROFILE

DICK HOLUB

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Dick Holub  played basketball for Long Island University. In his sophomore year, he was the Blackbirds’  leading scorer and helped led the team to a 25-2 record and  to the 1941 National Invitation Tournament title. He was honored as a member of the 1942 Pic Magazine All-American Basketball Team. Holub  served in the Army Air Corps in the South Pacific in World War II. He returned to LIU in 1946-47 and led the team in scoring with a then-record 397 points. Holub played one season with the New York Knicks  (1947-48) in the Basketball Association of America, the precursor to the NBA. He continued playing professional basketball for three more seasons in the American basketball League, a top minor league with a limited geographical scope that allowed him also to teach and coach.  Holub was the first men’s basketball coach at Fairleigh Dickinson,and had a 233-167 record there from 1949-66. Holub, who held a Doctorate of Education from Columbia University , was a longtime professor of English at Fairleigh Dickinson. In 1981, he accepted a position at the University of Connecticut as academic adviser to the athletics department.

 

 

DICK HOLUB Height: 6:06 Weight: 205 College: Long Island’47
Richard W. Holub Born: Oct 29, 1921 Died:  Jul 27, 2000 Hometown: New York, NY
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1939-40 Long Island (Frosh) College
1940-41 Long Island College
1941-42 Long Island College
1942-45 U.S. Army Air Corp. Military Service
1946-47 Long Island College
1946-47 Midland Dows Indep
1947-48 New York BAA 48 195 114 180 .633 504 10.5
1948-49 Paterson ABL 41 285 265 407 .651 835 20.4
1949-50 Paterson ABL 34 145 213 316 .674 503 14.8
1950-51 Bridgeport ABL 33 115 115 185 .622 345 10.5
1951-55 Middletown ABL 2 5 6 16 8.0
Major League Totals 48 195 114 180 .633 504 10.5
POST SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1946-47 Midland Dows WBT 2 3 0 0 0 6 3.0
1947-48 New York BAA 3 9 8 14 .571 0 26 8.7
1948-49 Paterson ABL 2 11 12 34 17.0
Major League Totals 5 12 8 14 .571 32 6.4
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