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was a very rewarding experience for him, even though he had to spend the summer away from his wife, Debbie, and children. “It was quite an experience,” Dunn said. “Obviously, to be back with Coach Polk was exciting because it had been a number of years since I had coached with him. Most of all, however, it was the opportunity to represent the USA here and abroad.” USA Baseball had just opened it’s training complex in Arizona that year, so most of the time Dunn worked with the team was spent there. The team did travel some, however. “We went to Nicaragua for a couple of weeks to play in the Tournament of the Americas qualifying tournament,” Dunn said. “We then travelled to New York and played some exhibition games around the city for five days before going over to Italy for the World Championships.” Now that his two youngest children, Taylor (19) and Emily (17), are older, Dunn said he might consider another opportunity to coach against international competition. He has even flirted with the idea of coaching a national team other than Team USA. “Debbie and I have talked about it,” Dunn said. “Now that the kids are going to be in college, perhaps the window might open again.” Even since his Team USA experience, Dunn has worked with international players, although the players were not quite at the same competitive level. He was asked by close friend Tim Foli to assist with a clinic the Major League Players Alumni Association was holding in Cocoa Beach. The players attending the clinic were all from the Soviet Union. One of the few regrets he has as a coach was that he was never able to coach his God-son, Chipper Jones. In high school, even though it was apparent that Jones would be a high draft choice, he signed to play collegiately with the University of Miami. Dunn said it was one of the few times he ever got frustrated with Jones. “Despite my disappointment that he committed to

Pete Dunn Year-By-Year Year Games W-L Pct. Notes 1980 52 34-18 .654 1981 56 36-20 .643 1982 58 40-18 .690 NCAA 1983 51 31-20 .608 1984 59 46-13 .780 NCAA 1985 61 38-23 .623 1986 58 36-22 .621 1987 59 37-22 .627 1988 61 35-26 .574 CC / CY / NCAA 1989 61 38-23 .623 CC / CY / NCAA 1990 64 33-31 .516 CC / CY / NCAA 1991 59 36-22-1 .619 1992 59 38-21 .644 NCAA 1993 55 38-17 .691 1994 58 37-21 .638 1995 59 34-25 .576 1996 65 42-23 .646 CY / NCAA 1997 64 37-26-1 .586 NCAA 1998 62 30-31-1 .492 1999 54 23-31 .426 2000 64 48-16 .750 CC / NCAA 2001 60 43-17 .717 NCAA 2002 61 42-19 .689 NCAA 2003 65 41-24 .631 NCAA 2004 59 36-23 .610 2005 63 35-28 .556 CC / NCAA 2006 62 38-24 .613 CC / NCAA 2007 63 42-21 .667 CC / CY / NCAA 2008 59 26-33 .441 2009 57 27-30 .474 2010 58 27-31 .466 2011 63 43-20 .682 CC / CY / NCAA 2012 58 35-23 .603 Totals 1967 1202-762-3 .611 CC - Conference Champions NCAA - NCAA Regionals CY - Conference Coach of the Year Miami, I knew deep down it was the right thing for him to do,” Dunn said. “He was a projected first rounder who was being recruited by not only Miami, but also Florida State, Texas and Arizona State, and many other college powers. “I did throw the Godfather card at him as well as his mom and dad several times, but couldn’t sway him away from Miami. It would have been a lot of fun to coach him.” It all became a moot point when Chipper was selected first overall by the Atlanta Braves in the 1990 MLB Amateur Draft and signed shortly thereafter. During Jones’ retirement ceremony at the end of the 2012 season, he made a point to single out his Godfather, who was in attendance. Even without having the opportunity to coach Jones, Dunn said he has enjoyed every minute of his tenure at Stetson. “It has been a great ride,” Dunn said. “There have been a lot of changes, but that is life. I say this in all sincerity, I have been very, very blessed and fortunate that I have been able to surround myself with awfully good people.”

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2013 Stetson Baseball Media Guide and Record Book

2013 Stetson Baseball Guide  

2013 Stetson Baseball Media Guide and Record Book