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.
"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
|1977-78||George Mason||Volunteer Asst.||5||21||-||-||-||-||-|
|1978-79||George Mason||Volunteer Asst.||17||8||-||-||-||-||-|
|1979-80||George Mason||Volunteer Asst.||5||21||-||-||-||-||-|
|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