Eddie Dunn

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Eddie Dunn
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1915-10-01)October 1, 1915
Died March 2, 1980(1980-03-02) (aged 64)
Miami, Florida
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1943-1944 Miami (FL)
Head coaching record
Overall 6-8-1

Edward Francis Dunn (October 1, 1915 – March 2, 1980) was head coach of the University of Miami football program from 1943 to 1944 while previous head coach Jack Harding served in the American military in World War II.

Dunn grew up in Miami, Florida. He was a running back from 1935 to 1939 serving as team captain in 1935 and 1939 of the Miami Hurricanes football team. In 1938, he played in the first Miami-Florida game, scoring all three touchdowns in a 19-7 Miami win. Dunn set several game, single-season and career UM records for rushing, scoring, and punt returns. Dunn went on to serve as head baseball coach from 1946–54, guiding UM to an 82-73-2 record over his nine seasons. His 1947 club went 11-2, followed by his second-best mark of 14-8 in 1949, playing teams from the state of Florida, military bases and around the Southeast.[1] He died at a Florida hospital in 1980 after a long illness.[2]

In 2009, Dunn was inducted into UM's "Ring of Fame." Dunn's son Gary Dunn, who also played football at UM, represented him at the induction.[3]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
1943 Miami 5-1
1944 Miami 1-7-1
Miami: 6-8-1
Total: 6-8-1


  1. ^ "2009 UM Baseball Media Guide" (PDF). p. 183. Retrieved 2009-12-02. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "Miami Hurricanes greats honored at game". Miami Herald. Oct 25, 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-03. 

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