Herbert J. Sendek (born February 22, 1963 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American college basketball coach and the current men's basketball coach at Arizona State University.
Sendek was formally introduced as the ASU head coach on April 3, 2006. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, he served as an assistant coach at Providence College and the University of Kentucky under Rick Pitino. He was then the head coach at Miami University and at North Carolina State University. He was the head coach at N.C. State for 10 years. He is the grandson of a coal miner. Herb Sr., his father, is a teacher and basketball coach at both the high school and junior college levels. During his youth, Sendek was influenced by several coaches who had a great impact on him, including legendary junior college coach Bill Shay. Sendek became a standout guard as a senior at Penn Hills High School, earning All-East Suburban notice as the team captain. He was also a leader in the classroom, graduating with a perfect 4.0 grade-point average. He was recently named to the Penn Hills Hall of Fame and to the East Boros Chapter of the Pennsylvania Hall of Fame. From there, Sendek opted to attend Carnegie Mellon...
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