In 1984-85, Glenn Snyder’s 14th and final season as head coach of the Bluffton men’s basketball team, the Beavers posted an 18-10 record and were ranked fifth in NAIA District 22. The 18 wins remain tied for the highest win total in nearly 100 seasons of Bluffton men’s basketball.
Bluffton won a school-record 12 road games that season and set another Bluffton record with 475 assists. The Beavers finished the season with a 7-5 record in the Hoosier-Buckeye Collegiate Conference to finish as the conference runner-up.
Sophomore Pete DuMonte was named all-conference, all-district and honorable mention All-American as he led the team in scoring with 21.2 points per game and rebounding with 9.6 boards per game. Senior Tim Walters and sophomore Bruce Andrews both received honorable mention all-conference honors, and Andrews also picked up honorable mention all-district honors.
Other members of the team included assistant coach Jan Sorgenfrei and varsity players Mike Bruns, Kevin Chalk, Jon Eichar, Jim Hoepf, Todd Koch, Brian Nelson, Dave Sluss, Bob Snyder and Jerry Vanderhorst.