JACKSON, Tenn. - 4/6/2004 - Brian Dunn, the softball and volleyball coach for Union University, earned his 600th combined win on Monday with the double-header sweep of Lambuth University (11-0 & 9-0). Dunn is 600-139 (.812) in both volleyball and softbal while at Union. He is currently in his eighth season as softball coach (388-82) and has just finished his sixth season as the head volleyball coach for the Lady Bulldogs (212-57).
To this point in the 2004 softball season, Dunn has his Lady Bulldog ranked No. 5 in the NAIA with a 29-6 overall record. Union is also at the top of the TranSouth Conference standings with a 6-2 league record.
Union softball has accomplished five straight seasons with 50-plus wins, including 63 wins in 2001, along with six straight Top 10 rankings in the NAIA. The Lady Dogs have earned five TranSouth Conference Championships, four conference tournament championships, four NAIA Region XI Championships, back-to-back NCCAA National Championships, and four NAIA World Series appearances (third place finish in 2001).
In addition to coaching a top-ranked softball program, Dunn has guided the Lady bulldogs Volleyball program to a 212-57 record over its first six seasons (inaugural season was 1998). In the short six year history, Union’s volleyball program has won two TranSouth regular season championships, one conference tournament championship, and six straight NCCAA MidEast Region Titles. Union captured the 2003 NCCAA National Volleyball Championship and finished runner-up in 2001.
During his seven-year tenure at Union, Dunn has coached 52 all-conference, 39 all-region, 21 All-American, and 21 scholar athlete award winners. Included in that list are six TranSouth Conference Pitchers of the Year, five TranSouth Players of the Year, seven NAIA region Pitchers of the Year, one NAIA National Pitcher of the Year, and one NFCA-NAIA National Catcher of the Year.
Dunn has earned 23 Coach of the Year awards, including being named the 1998, 2001, and 2002 NCCAA National Softball Coach of the Year. He served as the TranSouth Conference Softball Chairman for six years and is currently serving a term as the NAIA Region XI Chair and national rater.
Dunn is a 1989 graduate of San Diego State University, where he helped lead the baseball team to a Western Athletic Conference Championship and a Top 25 national ranking. His coaching career began at Riverside High School in Parsons, Tennessee where he led the Lady Panther softball team to their first ever appearance in the state tournament.
Brian Dunn is married to the former Emily Garrett, a 1986 graduate of Union University. They have two daughters, Addison Grace(5) and Ashlee Claire(3).
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