Wolverines Add Dunn as Associate Head Coach
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ANN ARBOR, Mich. C University of Michigan men's basketball head coach John Beilein announced Monday (May 14) the hiring of Jerry Dunn as the associate head coach of the Wolverine program.


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"We are thrilled that Jerry has decided to join the staff," said Beilein. "After having worked closely with him over the last four years I knew it was important to bring someone with his credentials to this program. With his vast knowledge and work ethic he will help us with our immediate goals as well as the future goal of making the Wolverine program one of the tops in the country."

"This is a wonderful opportunity for me and my family to come to Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan basketball program," said Dunn. "The Big Ten has always been one of the premier conferences in the country and it is a thrill to be back coaching in it. As well, I am excited about coaching with coach Beilein again. I look forward to getting started and helping the Wolverines reach new basketball heights."

Dunn -- a college basketball coaching veteran of 30 years -- spent the last four years serving as an assistant coach with Beilein at West Virginia (2004-07). During his four-year stay with the Mountaineers, Dunn helped West Virginia to two NCAA Tournament appearances, including advancments to the Elite Eight in 2005 and the NCAA Sweet 16 in 2006. He also helped West Virginia to two Postseason NIT appearances, where the Mountaineers won the title in 2007.

Prior to coming to West Virginia, Dunn spent 20 years at Penn State, including the last eight years as head coach of the Nittany Lions. Dunn was named the 10th head coach in program history on September 6, 1995, after spending the previous 12 seasons as a Penn State assistant coach under Bruce Parkhill.

As a head coach at Penn State (1996-2003), four of Dunn's teams reached postseason play with appearances in the 1996 and 2001 NCAA Tournaments. The Nittany Lions advanced to the Sweet 16 in 2001. PSU advanced to the NIT Championship game in 1998 and the NIT semifinals in 2000. Dunn became the fastest coach in Penn State history to reach 50 and 100 career victories. He posted 13 wins over Top 25 teams, including seven versus Top 10 and three versus Top 5 squads. Dunn compiled a 117-121 overall record during his eight seasons as head coach.

Dunn joined Parkhill's staff in 1982-83 and spent 12 years as an assistant coach. He previously had served as a volunteer, part-time and full-time assistant coach at George Mason from 1977-83.

Dunn also served as head coach of the 2001 USA Basketball Team that won the bronze medal at the World University Games in China and was an assistant coach of the 1999 USA Basketball 21-and-under squad that won a silver medal at the Junior World Championships in Portugal.

A native of Raleigh, North Carolina, Dunn is a 1981 graduate of George Mason with a bachelors degree in health and physical education. He played basketball at Casper (Wyo.) Junior College, earning an associate degree, before heading to George Mason.

Dunn is married to the former Gwendolyn Phillips. They have a son, Taylor, and two daughters, Nichole and Morgan.


The Jerry Dunn File
Birthday: May 6, 1953
Hometown: Raleigh, N.C.
High School: Pemberton High School (Pemberton, N.J.)
College: George Mason, 1981
Degree: bachelor's in Health and Physical Education
Family: Married, wife Gwendolyn; children, Nichole (29), Taylor (17) and Morgan (10)

Head Coaching Career Breakdown

Year  School  Title  W   L   W   L   Finish  Conference  Postseason
1977-78 George Mason Volunteer Asst. 5 21 - - - - -
1978-79 George Mason Volunteer Asst. 17 8 - - - - -
1979-80 George Mason Volunteer Asst. 5 21 - - - - -
1980-81 George Mason Assistant 10 16 - - - - -
1981-82 George Mason Assistant 13 14 - - - - -
1982-83 George Mason Assistant 15 12 3 6 - ECAC South -
1983-84 Penn State Assistant 5 22 3 15 10th Atlantic 10 -
1984-85 Penn State Assistant 8 19 4 14 9th Atlantic 10 -
1985-86 Penn State Assistant 12 17 5 13 t-8th Atlantic 10 -
1986-87 Penn State Assistant 15 12 9 9 t-4th Atlantic 10 -
1987-88 Penn State Assistant 13 14 9 9 t-4th Atlantic 10 -
1988-89 Penn State Assistant 20 12 12 6 4th Atlantic 10 NIT Second Round
1989-90 Penn State Assistant 25 9 13 5 2nd Atlantic 10 NIT Semifinal
1990-91 Penn State Assistant 21 11 10 8 t-3rd Atlantic 10 NCAA Second Round
1991-92 Penn State Assistant 21 8 - - - transition NIT First Round
1992-93 Penn State Assistant 7 20 2 16 11th Big Ten -
1993-94 Penn State Assistant 13 14 6 12 t-8th Big Ten -
1994-95 Penn State Assistant 21 11 9 9 t-8th Big Ten NIT Semifinal
1995-96 Penn State Head Coach 21 7 12 6 t-2nd Big Ten NCAA First Round
1996-97 Penn State Head Coach 10 17 3 15 10th Big Ten -
1997-98 Penn State Head Coach 19 13 8 8 7th Big Ten NIT Finalist
1998-99 Penn State Head Coach 13 14 5 11 t-9th Big Ten -
1999-2000 Penn State Head Coach 19 16 5 11 9th Big Ten NIT Semifinal
2000-01 Penn State Head Coach 21 12 7 9 t-6th Big Ten NCAA Sweet 16
2001-02 Penn State Head Coach 7 21 3 13 11th Big Ten -
2002-03 Penn State Head Coach 7 21 2 14 11th Big Ten -
2003-04 West Virginia Assistant 17 14 7 9 t-8th Big East NIT Second Round
2004-05 West Virginia Assistant 24 11 8 8 t-7th Big East NCAA Elite Eight
2005-06 West Virginia Assistant 22 11 11 5 3rd Big East NCAA Sweet 16
2006-07 West Virginia Assistant 27 9 9 7 t-7th Big East NIT Champions

Overall Coaching Record (30 years): 453-427; 165-238
Head Coaching Record (eight years): 117-121; 45-87
Assistant Coaching Record (22 years): 336-306; 120-151

Contact: Tom Wywrot (734) 763-4423


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