Kranthi “Krunch” Senadhi is entering season number eight at the University of Bridgeport and year number six as Associate Head Men’s basketball coach under Head Coach Mike Ruane. The Purple Knights are returning ten players from a team that was ranked 16th in the country and 2nd in the Northeast Region in 2017-2018.
The 2017-2018 was a promising season for the University of Bridgeport Men’s Basketball program, they completed the season with an overall record of 25-6 and a won the conference regular season title with a conference record of 17-1 and set the school record for longest winning streak at 16 games in a row. Along with these accolades the Purple Knights led the country in forced turnovers, were ranked 2nd in the country in steals and 3rd in the country in turnover margin. The Knights advanced to the Conference Championship and would receive an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament.
In 2016-2017, the Purple Knights were on the verge of making a fourth NCAA tournament in yfiveears but a loss in the ECC semi-finals would leave them with an 18-12 overall record bouncing them out of NCAA contentions.
In 2015-2016, the Purple Knights finished the season with a record of 15-14 and lost in the Quarter-finals of the ECC playoffs.
In 2014-2015, the Purple Knights had an overall record of 24-7 and 17-3 in conference which was the highest number of total wins in the last 23 seasons. The Knights also captured their third straight East Coast Conference championship in a row and their second regular season conference title in the last three seasons. This marked the third straight NCAA Tournament appearance for Bridgeport men’s basketball.
In 2013-2014, the University of Bridgeport men’s basketball team had a record of 18-11 and captured their second straight East Coast Conference Championship and second straight NCAA Tournament appearance.
In 2012-2013, Purple Knights posted a record 23-10, capturing the East Coast Conference Championship and advanced to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Division II National Tournament. Bridgeport men’s basketball experienced great successes where they tied the school record for longest winning streak in Bridgeport history at 12 wins and advanced the furthest the Knights have been in the last 21 years.
In his first season in the Park City in 2011-2012, UB had a record of 19-10 and played in the East Coast Conference Championship game.
His duties and responsibilities as Associate Head Men’s basketball coach unclude recruiting, practice preparation, player development, and monitoring the academic progress of their student-athletes.
Prior to coming to UB, Senadhi worked from 2010-2011 privately as a basketball specific trainer, getting the opportunity to train professional players in Los Angeles, CA and Houston, TX, as well as training players in the Philadelphia-area. He also served as a volunteer assistant coach at Lock Haven University for the second half of the Bald Eagles 2010-2011 season, where he assisted his former Head Coach John Wilson Jr.
From 2007-2010, Senadhi served as an Assistant Coach under Head Coach Joe Lombardi at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he was part of rebuilding a program. In a three year span, the program went from a record 13-15 to 33-3 winning the PSAC West regular season title, PSAC Conference Championship, Atlantic Regional Championship, and eventually losing in the Division II National Championship Game. Through player development and mentoring IUP sent hree players overseas who are still currently playing. Kranthi received his Master’s in Sports Management from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2009.
From 2003-2007, Senadhi was a member of the Lock Haven University men’s basketball team. He was a three-year varsity letter recipient and a two-year captain helping lead the team to best record the program has had in the last twenty years. Senadhi was fifth in the conference in assists and led the conference in assist to turnover ratio and a two-time recipient of the Arthur Ashe Jr. Scholar Award. He graduated with cum laude honors from Lock Haven University with a double major in International Business and Management.
In 2002, Senadhi graduated and played for North Penn High School in Lansdale, Pa.