Matt Dunn
Matt Dunn

Position:
Assistant Director of Operations

Alma Mater:
Fort Hays State, 2007


Matt Dunn, who coached at Miami Dade College in 2008-09, is in his third year at Memphis, joining head coach Josh Pastner's staff in the summer of 2009. After serving as the the Larry O. Finch Center operations director in 2009-10, Dunn moved to the role of Assistant Director of Operations in 2010-11. In the position, Dunn oversees the Tigers' basketball web site, www.insidememphisbasketball.com. The site gives inside glimpses into the Memphis hoops program, along with behind-the-scenes footage and messages from Pastner. Dunn also is involved with other areas of the program's operations side.

In his first two years, Dunn was a member of Pastner's staff that guided the Tigers to consecutive 20-win campaigns, back-to-back postseason berths (2010 NIT, 2011 NCAA) and a Conference USA Tournament title. Memphis posted 49 combined wins (49-20 record) in 2009-10 and 2010-11, making Dunn a part of the winningest staff under a head coach (Josh Pastner) in his first two seasons in school history.

Last season, the Tigers posted a 25-10 overall record and earned an NCAA Tournament berth. En route to the "Big Dance," Memphis won the program's first conference tournament crown outside the Bluff City since 1987. The Tigers put together a magical ride in the 2011 Conference USA Tournament, winning the title with a thrilling 67-66 victory over UTEP on the Miners' homecourt.

The 2010-11 campaign was the 11th-straight, 20-win season for the Tigers. It was also the 11th-consecutive year the Tigers advanced to the postseason. In Dunn's first season in 2009-10, the Tigers posted a 24-10 overall record and received a National Invitation Tournament (NIT) berth.

Dunn's one season as an assistant at Miami Dade College was a tremendous one. In 2008-09, Dunn helped the Sharks to a 26-3 overall record and a perfect 12-0 Southern Conference mark. Miami Dade, the Southern Conference champion, reached the No. 1 spot in the state of Florida junior college rankings and finished 2008-09 ranked No. 3 in the national junior college poll.

While at Miami Dade, Dunn worked with the team's post players and oversaw the team's strength and conditioning program. Off of that 2008-09 squad, seven players transferred to NCAA Division I schools, including Will Coleman who came to Memphis.

Prior to Miami Dade, Dunn worked at Southwestern Community College in Creston, Iowa. He served as an assistant coach for the Spartans and helped lead the team to an 18-win season and a spot in the national polls.

Prior to joining the junior college ranks, Dunn coached four seasons at the high school level with two seasons each at Hays High School and Perry-LeCompton High School. While at Hays, Dunn helped lead the Indians to back-to-back sub state finals appearances and a conference crown.

Before his high school coaching career, Dunn was head coach and director of operations for the Kansas Storm Basketball Club, an AAU program aimed at assisting underprivileged student-athletes develop on the court and in the classroom.

Dunn's past work experience includes stints with the MLS Kansas City Wizards and ABA Kansas City Knights. For the Wizards, Dunn served as an assistant to the organization's public relations director. He was the assistant director of basketball operations and a scout for the Knights.

Dunn, an Olathe, Kan., native, earned his bachelor's degree in Organizational Leadership from Fort Hays State in 2007. He is also three credits shy from completing his master's degree in Health and Human Performance.

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