|Year of Graduation:||1999|
Chris Funk graduated in 1999 with a degree in Sports Management. He left his mark on Husson athletics finishing with 1,560 points, (7th all time), 663 rebounds (10th all time), 266 assists (14th all time) and a 52.9 field goal percentage (7th all time). He is only one of two players in program history to have over 1,500 points, 650 rebounds and 250 assists. He was 1998 NAIA All American Honorable Mention and a 1999 NAIA 3rd Team All American. But, after all that, he may be best remembered for hitting the game winning shot in the 73-72 upset win over NCAA Division I UMaine.
Freshman year: Funk averaged 10 points and 4 rebounds while shooting 63% from the field and averaged almost a block and steal per game. Funk also hit 11 3-pointers while shooting 42% from deep.
Sophomore year Funk upped his scoring to 13 PPG and and 6 RPG while hitting 37% of his 3PT attempts and blocking a shot per game.
Junior year Funked improved in almost every statistical category, averaging 17 PPG and 7 RPG (2 offensive per game) while shooting 53% from the field and hitting 27 three pointers.
In his last season at Husson, Funk averaged 16 points, 6.5 rebounds and almost 3 assists per game while blocking 22 shots and finishing 16th on the Husson all-time rebounds list.
“Chris had a great career at Husson, ranking in the top 10 in numerous statistical categories,” said Eagles Coach Warren Caruso. “As great as his offensive numbers maybe it was his defensive abilities that impacted the game even more, as he is one of the best defenders that I have coached. Christopher with all his success was always a team player and did whatever it took to help the program be successful and the people around him better.”
Chris and his wife Theresa and their daughter Olivia Grace live in Bradford, Pennsylvania.