St. John’s Mourns the Loss of Frank Mulzoff

Dec. 2, 2017

QUEENS, N.Y. – The St. John’s Athletic Department and the entire University community mourns the death of former men’s basketball player and head coach Frank Mulzoff, who passed away on Thursday.
Mulzoff led the Johnnies for three seasons between 1970-73, guiding St. John’s to a 56-27 overall record. Taking over for Lou Carnesecca when the St. John’s all-time wins leader briefly left to coach the New York Nets, Mulzoff, who had previously coached the freshman squad, mentored the team to an 18-9 record and an appearance in the NIT his first year. The following season, Mulzoff led St. John’s, who ranked as high as no. 8 nationally, to a 19-11 mark and a fourth-place finish in the NIT. In his final campaign, Mulzoff guided the Johnnies to their best winning percentage under his direction, as the team turned in a 19-7 record, claimed a spot in the NCAA Tournament and rose as high as no. 9 in the AP rankings.
Prior to entering the coaching ranks, Mulzoff starred at St. John’s from 1948-51, helping lead the Redmen to three-consecutive NIT appearances and a 65-19 record under Head Coach Frank McGuire. After going 15-9 in his first year on varsity, Mulzoff helped the Johnnies register a 24-5 mark and a third-place finish in the NIT as a junior. A co-captain of the 1950-51 team alongside Al McGuire, Mulzoff guided the Redmen to a 26-5 record and another third-place finish in the NIT.




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