Mike Dunlap is entering his sixth season as the Men’s Head Basketball Coach at his alma mater Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. Known for his player development and on-the-floor coaching, Dunlap was previously the head coach of the Charlotte Bobcats for the 2012-2013 season, becoming the first coach in NBA history to win three times as many games as the year before. He also spent time as an assistant coach with the Denver Nuggets and served as a top assistant at Arizona, Oregon, and St. John’s.
Prior to his work as an assistant, he spent nine seasons as the head coach at Metro State, leading his teams to national titles in 2000 and 2002 while earning NABC Division II Coach of the Year honors in both of those seasons. Coach Dunlap, whose teams went to the NCAA Tournament in each of his nine seasons, posted an overall record of 248-50 (.832), winning five Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference titles.
Dunlap’s previous head coaching experience also includes three seasons with the Adelaide 36ers in Australia’s National Basketball League and five seasons at California Lutheran University. From 1994-97, he led the 36ers to a 59-33 record (.641) and three straight appearances in the NBL Final Four, including advancing to the Grand Final game in 1995.
His college coaching experience also includes five seasons as an assistant at Loyola Marymount (1980-85), one season at the University of Iowa (1985-86) and three seasons at the University of Southern California (1986-89).
Coach Dunlap is known as one of the great minds in the game who elevates every player and team he comes into contact with.
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Email – Michael.Dunlap@lmu.edu
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