Head Head Coach Coach Pete Pete Dunn Dunn
profession. With 42 victories in 2007 he moved into the Top-10 in career victories by active Division I coaches. He is currently 8th with 1,124. His winning percentage of .610 (1,070-658-3) places him 46th on the active Division I coaches list.
32nd Season 1,124-719-3 (.610) Stetson, 1972
In 2006 Dunn became the 34th coach in NCAA history to reach 1,000 career wins. He is one of only four active coaches to reach the 1,000-win plateau at their alma mater.
In 1968 a young catcher transferred to Stetson after two seasons of playing junior college ball. As a Hatter he earned NCAA All-Star honors, graduated and moved on to professional baseball for two seasons with the Royals organization. In 1972 he decided to further his education and attended Georgia Southern University where he worked as an assistant coach and earned a masters degree. In his second season at GSU he helped the Eagles to a College World Series appearance. In 1974 he returned to Florida and headed the baseball program at Apopka High School near Orlando where he led the prep club to a district championship. The Delray Beach native then returned to Stetson in 1977 as assistant coach under Jim Ward. In 1979 he was promoted to head coach when Ward moved on to Eastern Kentucky. One thousand, eight hundred and forty-six games, and 31 years later, head coach Pete Dunn has earned his way to the top of his
Over his 31 year career, Stetson has averaged over 36 wins a season, advanced to 15 NCAA Regionals including three regional ﬁnals, and won seven conference championships. In 2007 Stetson won the Atlantic Sun regular season championship with a 21-6 conference record (42-21 overall) and Dunn was honored as the league’s Coach of the Year for the ﬁfth time in his career. In 2005 the Hatters (35-28) won three consecutive elimination games to capture the A-Sun title. Following a tournament-opening victory over UCF and a loss to Florida Atlantic, Stetson defeated Gardner-Webb, Florida Atlantic, and FAU again to earn their 14th NCAA berth. In 2004, Stetson (36-23) never dropped lower than second place in the Atlantic Sun Conference standings and Dunn earned his 900th career win on March 6 vs. Florida A&M. In 2003 Stetson heated up late in the season and qualiﬁed as an at-large team for the NCAA Tournament. Then in the Atlanta Regional, Stetson upset the no. 3 national seed Georgia Tech and
Pete Dunn’s Resume Education • A.A., Brevard Community College (1968) • B.S., Physical Education, Stetson University (1972) • M.S., Health & Physical Education, Georgia Southern (1974)
Coaching Experience • • • • • •
Student Assistant, Stetson University (1971-72) Graduate Assistant, Georgia Southern (1973-74) Head Coach, Apopka (Fla.) High School (1975-77) Assistant Coach, Stetson University (1977-79) Head Coach, Stetson University (1979-present) Assistant Coach, USA Baseball (1998)
Honors and Accomplishments • • • • • • • • •
Atlantic Sun Coach-of-the-Year (1988, 1989, 1990, 1996, 2007) Brevard Community College Distinguished Alumnus Award, 1993 Volusia Sportsperson of the Year, 1996 Stetson University Distinguished Alumni Award, 2007 Member, Stetson University Sports Hall of Fame Member, American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Member, Florida Diamond Club Member, American Association of Professional Baseball Players Inducted into Central Florida Sports Hall of Fame in 2007
Personal • Born: June 26, 1948 in West Palm Beach, Florida • Wife: Debbie, married November 9, 1991 • Children: Rayni, born April 15, 1976, Marc, born June 3, 1983 Taylor, born October 9, 1993, Emily, born April 5, 1995
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