Fourth Year at Arizona
15 Years in Coaching
?* Coached UA’s Mike Bell to a third consecutive 900-yard season and No. 4 status on
?* Led the rushing attack to a six-year high with 315 yards rushing against No. 7 UCLA in 2005, an average of 7.3 per click.
?* Rose Bowl coach for
?* He was part of the WSU staff that put the program in back-to-back bowls for the first time in school history and started a three-year stretch with 10 or more victories.
?* Coached defensive back Scott McGarrahan of
?* Dunn was a three-time All-America wide receiver at Idaho in 1989-91, and remains the Idaho career record holder for receptions (268) and receiving yards (3,847), which both ranked No. 2 on the NCAA career lists at the time behind Jerry Rice.
?* He led the nation with 88 catches as a junior, was third with 85 as a senior and fifth as a sophomore with 73 catches.
?* Helped the Vandals win Big Sky titles in 1987, 1988 and 1989 and were 24-12 during his three varsity seasons.
?* He played professionally for the Houston Oilers, British Columbia Lions and Edmonton Eskimos in 1992. He caught 20 passes for the Eskimos in 1992 and 1993.
Dunn’s work with UA running backs the past two seasons has helped establish a consistent running game to augment a new passing attack. His coaching style and knowledge of college football has meshed neatly with coordinator Mike Canales’ game strategies and play calling.
Dunn, 37, brings a background with coaching staff leadership responsibilities at the Pac-10 level. He has coached on both sides of the ball and has the insight of a former heralded collegiate player, and professional football experience.
His senior charges last year, Mike Bell and Gilbert Harris, positioned themselves for a professional future after their two years of work in Dunn’s system.
Dunn’s work in 2006 will focus on a pair of lettermen with experience ?- junior tailback Chris Henry and sophomore fullback Brandon Lopez ?- a group of young players with a year of apprenticeship, plus an incoming group of true freshmen.
Dunn’s Coaching history
1993 Idaho, Volunteer coach, Wide receivers
1994 University of San Diego, Tight ends/receivers coach
1995 Idaho, Cornerbacks coach
1996 New Mexico, Cornerbacks coach
1997 New Mexico, Cornerbacks coach
1998 Washington State, Running backs coach
1999 Washington State, Running backs coach/ST coordinator
2000 Washington State, Running backs coach/ST coordinator
2001 Washington State, assistant head coach, RB/ST coordinator
2002 Washington State, assistant head coach, RB/ST coordinator
2003 Texas Christian, Cornerbacks coach
2004 Arizona, Running backs coach
2005 Arizona, Running backs coach
2006 Arizona, Running backs coach
Dunn in The Postseason
1988 NCAA I-AA Playoffs, Idaho wide receiver (3 rounds)
1989 NCAA I-AA Playoffs, Idaho wide receiver
1990 NCAA I-AA Playoffs, Idaho wide receiver (2 rounds)
1993 NCAA I-AA Playoffs, Idaho volunteer, receivers (3 rounds)
1995 NCAA-I-AA Playoffs, Idaho cornerbacks coach
1997 Insight.com Bowl, New Mexico cornerbacks coach
2001 Sun Bowl, Washington State assistant head coach, RBs/ST
2002 Rose Bowl (2003), Washington State assistant head coach
2003 Fort Worth Bowl, TCU cornerbacks coach
The Dunn File
Birthdate: July 22, 1969, San Diego, Calif.
High School: North Kitsap High School, Poulsbo, Wash., 1987
College: Idaho, 1992
Family: Wife Janelle; daughters Kayla and Lauren
Playing Experience: University of Idaho, receiver, 1987-91
Recruiting Areas: San Diego and Orange Counties, Colorado