Mike Dunlap

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Mike Dunlap
Loyola Marymount Lions
PositionHead coach
LeagueWest Coast Conference
Personal information
Born (1957-05-27) May 27, 1957 (age 61)
Fairbanks, Alaska
Career information
Coaching career1980–present
Career history
As coach:
1980–1985Loyola Marymount (assistant)
1985–1986Iowa (assistant)
1986–1989USC (assistant)
1989–1994Cal Lutheran
1994–1996Adelaide 36ers
1997–2006Metro State
20062008Denver Nuggets (assistant)
2008–2009Arizona (assistant)
2009–2010Oregon (assistant)
2010–2012St. John's (assistant)
2012–2013Charlotte Bobcats
2014–presentLoyola Marymount

Michael Gregory Dunlap (born May 27, 1957) is an American basketball coach. He is currently the head coach of Loyola Marymount University.[1]

Dunlap is the former head coach of the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats. He replaced Paul Silas after the Bobcats' 2011–2012 season.[2]


Dunlap served three seasons in Australia (1994–1996) as head coach of the Adelaide 36ers in the National Basketball League. Dunlap signed to coach Adelaide for 5 years at approximately AU$200,000 per year, making him the NBL's first million dollar coach. Dunlap was successful in taking the team to the NBL Grand Final in 1994 against the North Melbourne Giants and the semi-finals in 1995 and 1996. Over his three season in Adelaide Dunlap compiled a 59–36 record before returning to the USA just weeks before the 1997 season following the sudden death of his father. Dunlap is credited as the coach who kick-started the NBL career of the 36ers all-time leading home grown player Brett Maher.[3]

He served as head coach at Metro State in Denver (1997–2006) and was assistant coach for the Denver Nuggets (2006–2008). He served as associate head coach at the University of Arizona (2008–2009) and the University of Oregon (2009–2010), and was interim head coach and associate head coach at St. John's University (2010–2012).[4]

In the 2011–12 NBA season the Charlotte Bobcats record was an NBA worst ever 7–59. Dunlap joined the team on June 20, 2012. In the early part of the 2012–13 season, the Bobcats had a 7–5 record, with Charlotte matching its win total from the previous season. However, at that point, the Bobcats went on an 18-game losing streak from which they never recovered. They ultimately finished 21–61, the second-worst record in the NBA. On April 23, 2013, the Bobcats announced that Dunlap would not be returning as coach.[5] He joined Loyola Marymount in 2014.[1]

Coaching record[edit]


Regular season G Games coached W Games won L Games lost W–L % Win–loss %
Playoffs PG Playoff games PW Playoff wins PL Playoff losses PW–L % Playoff win–loss %
Team Year G W L W–L% Finish PG PW PL PW–L% Result
Charlotte 2012–13 82 21 61 .256 4th in Southeast Missed Playoffs
Career 82 21 61 .256


Regular season G Games coached W Games won L Games lost W–L % Win–loss %
Playoffs PG Playoff games PW Playoff wins PL Playoff losses PW–L % Playoff win–loss %
Team Year G W L W–L% Finish PG PW PL PW–L% Result
Adelaide 36ers 1994 26 18 8 .692 4th 7 4 3 .571 Grand Finalist
Adelaide 36ers 1995 26 17 9 .654 4th 5 2 3 .400 Semi-finals
Adelaide 36ers 1996 26 16 10 .615 6th 5 2 3 .400 Semi-finals
Career 78 51 27 .654 17 8 9 .471


Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Cal Lutheran Kingsmen (NCAA Division II independent) (1989–1991)
1989–90 Cal Lutheran 5–21
1990–91 Cal Lutheran 14–12
Cal Lutheran Kingsmen (Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (1991–1994)
1991–92 Cal Lutheran 16–12 11–3 1st NCAA D-III Sectional
1992–93 Cal Lutheran 20–7 12–2 T–1st NCAA D-III Regional
1993–94 Cal Lutheran 25–3 12–2 1st NCAA D-III Sectional
Cal Lutheran: 80–55 (.593) 35–7 (.833)
Metro State Roadrunners (Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) (1997–2006)
1997–98 Metro State 25–5 16–3 1st (East) NCAA D-II Tournament
1998–99 Metro State 28–6 15–4 T–1st (East) NCAA D-II Runner–Up
1999–00 Metro State 33–4 17–2 1st (East) NCAA D-II Champion
2000–01 Metro State 23–7 14–5 3rd (East) NCAA D-II First Round
2001–02 Metro State 29–6 16–3 2nd (East) NCAA D-II Champion
2002–03 Metro State 28–5 16–3 2nd (East) NCAA D-II Second Round
2003–04 Metro State 32–3 19–0 1st (East) NCAA D-II Final Four
2004–05 Metro State 29–4 16–3 T–1st (East) NCAA D-II Elite Eight
2005–06 Metro State 21–10 13–6 3rd (East) NCAA D-II First Round
Metro State: 248–50 (.832) 142–29 (.830)
Loyola Marymount Lions (West Coast Conference) (2014–present)
2014–15 Loyola Marymount 8–23 4–14 T–9th
2015–16 Loyola Marymount 14–17 6–12 T–7th
2016–17 Loyola Marymount 15–15 8–10 6th
2017–18 Loyola Marymount 11–20 5–13 8th
2018–19 Loyola Marymount 22–12 8–8 T–5th CBI Semifinal
Loyola Marymount: 70–87 (.446) 31–57 (.352)
Total: 398–192 (.675)

      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


  1. ^ a b Borzello, Jeff (March 12, 2014). "Loyola Marymount hires Mike Dunlap as new head coach". CBS Sports. Retrieved April 8, 2018.
  2. ^ Goodman, Jeff. "Report: Charlotte Bobcats hire St. John's assistant Mike Dunlap" CBSsports.com June 18, 2012. Accessed June 18, 2012
  3. ^ Ex-NBL Coach Mike Dunlap to coach Charlotte Bobcats
  4. ^ Mike Dunlap Profile – St. John's University Official Athletic Site Accessed April 8, 2018.
  5. ^ Dunlap Will Not Return as Head Coach of Charlotte Bobcats

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