ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan men's basketball associate head coach Jerry Dunn has been named one of the nation's top 25 assistant coaches, based on recruiting ability and knowledge of the game as evaluated by the Rivals.com basketball staff.
Dunn, a college basketball coaching veteran of 30 years, will begin his first season with the Wolverines after spending the last four years serving as an assistant coach with current U-M coach John Beilein at West Virginia (2004-07). During his four-year stay with the Mountaineers, Dunn helped West Virginia to two NCAA Tournament appearances, including advancements to the Elite Eight in 2005 and the 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 seasons as head coach of the Nittany Lions. Dunn was named the 10th head coach in PSU program history on Sept. 6, 1995, after spending the previous 12 seasons as a Penn State assistant coach under Bruce Parkhill.
While Dunn was head coach at Penn State (1996-2003), four of his 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 against the Top 10 and three vs. squads ranked in the top five. 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 complete listing of Rivals.com's Top 25 assistant coaches can be found on its website.
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