Jerry Dunn

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Jerry Dunn
Jerry Dunn in 2009.jpg
Dunn in 2009.
Sport(s) Men's basketball
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Tuskegee
Conference SIAC
Record 29–28 (.509)
Biographical details
Born (1953-05-06) May 6, 1953 (age 63)
Raleigh, North Carolina
Alma mater Casper College
George Mason University
Playing career
1973–1974 Casper JC
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1977–1983 George Mason (asst.)
1983–1995 Penn State (asst.)
1995–2003 Penn State
2003–2007 West Virginia (asst.)
2007–2010 Michigan (asst.)
2012–2013 New York Knicks (asst.)
2014–present Tuskegee
Head coaching record
Overall 146-149 (.495)
Tournaments 2–2 (NCAA D-I)
4–1 (NIT)

Jerry Michael Dunn (born May 6, 1953) is an American college basketball coach who is currently the head coach at Tuskegee.[1] Dunn is a former assistant men's basketball coach at the University of Michigan, who held the title of Associate Head Coach.[2] He previously held the same position at West Virginia University, but followed head coach John Beilein to Michigan after the 2006–2007 season. Dunn served as the head coach of Penn State Nittany Lions basketball from 1995 to 2003.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Raleigh, North Carolina, Dunn moved to Washington, D. C. with his family at age 13, then to Fort Dix, New Jersey three years later when his stepfather, a United States Army officer, was assigned there. Dunn graduated from Pemberton Township High School in 1971.[3]

He then moved to Casper, Wyoming to attend Casper Junior College and played one season of basketball in the 1973–74 season before tendonitis ended his playing career. After completing his associate's degree, Dunn returned to Washington, D. C. to work for the federal government. Dunn then enrolled at nearby George Mason University in 1978 and graduated in 1981 with a bachelor's degree in health and physical education with a minor in history.[3]

Coaching career[edit]

Dunn is a graduate of George Mason University, where he was a player and assistant coach from 1977 to 1983.

After 13 seasons as an assistant under Penn State head coach Bruce Parkhill, Dunn served as the head coach at Penn State from 1995 to 2003. Coach Dunn led his team to its first Top Ten ranking and the 1996 NCAA Tournament. In 2001 he led Penn State to the Big Ten Tournament semi-finals and to a number 7 seed in the NCAA Tournament; Penn State beat number 2 seed, North Carolina, to advance to the Sweet Sixteen for the first time in over half a century. Coach Dunn reached 50 wins and 100 wins faster than any other head men’s basketball coach in Penn State history.[4]

Dunn served as an assistant coach on John Beilein's staff at West Virginia from 2003 to 2007. He followed Beilein to the University of Michigan when Beilein was hired as the Michigan head basketball coach. On December 29, 2009, Dunn took an indefinite leave of absence from Michigan due to personal matters.[5]

Prior to becoming head coach at Tuskegee, Jerry Dunn was Assistant Coach Player Development for the New York Knicks.

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Penn State Nittany Lions (Big Ten Conference) (1995–2003)
1995–96 Penn State 21–7 12–6 T–2nd NCAA First Round
1996–97 Penn State 10–17 3–15 10th
1997–98 Penn State 19–13 8–8 7th NIT Runners-up
1998–99 Penn State 13–14 5–11 T–8th
1999–00 Penn State 19–16 5–11 9th
2000–01 Penn State 21–12 7–9 T–5th NCAA Sweet 16
2001–02 Penn State 7–21 3–13 10th
2002–03 Penn State 7–21 2–14 11th
Penn State: 117–121 (.492) 45–87 (.341)
Tuskegee Golden Tigers (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (2014–present)
2014–15 Tuskegee 15–13 11–8 3rd (Western)
2015–16 Tuskegee 14–13 9–9 T–5th (Western)
2016–17 Tuskegee 0–2 0–0
Tuskegee: 29–28 (.509) 20–17 (.541)
Total: 146–149 (.495)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


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