Tony Windis

Basketball, 1957-59

Quiet, reserved basketball artist Tony Windis was one of the finest shooters ever to play at the University of Wyoming. Windis averaged 21.2 points per game for the cowboy career, ranking him second in UW history. He is ranked fifth in single-season scoring average with 24.4 points per game tallied during the 1958-59 season, his senior year. With a career total of 1,465 points, Windis was on Wyoming’s top ten career scoring list. He is ranked tenth in career field goals made (345), as well as in several single game categories, including second for points scored in a game with 50 vs. New Mexico on Jan. 10, 1958. Windis is also tied for second in field goals made (19) in that same game vs. New Mexico, and first in field goals attempted (38) vs. Montana on Feb. 5, 1959. He was all-conference for three years and was named Player of the Year in the Rockies for two consecutive years, 1958 and 1959. In 1977, after leaving the University of Wyoming, Windis became the first coach in all sports’ history to win both a boys’ and girls’ state basketball championship in the same year while coaching in Mountain View, Wyo.Inducted October 1, 1999

Honors and Awards

  • Player of the Year in the Rockies in 1958 and 1959
  • Scored 50 points vs. New Mexico on Jan. 10, 1958, second-best single game total in Wyoming history