John Dunning Signs Contract Extension Through 2009

Sept. 22, 2004

Stanford, Calif. - Stanford women's volleyball head coach John Dunning has been signed to a contract extension through August 2009, announced Stanford Athletic Director Dr. Ted Leland on Wednesday. Dunning has led the Cardinal to three straight NCAA Tournaments, as well as the programs fifth national championship in three seasons on The Farm. Dunning led Stanford to a Pac-10 crown in 2001 and has been named Pac-10 Coach of the Year ('01) and the AVCA National Coach of the Year ('01) as well.

'John Dunning has done a tremendous job in keeping our team ranked among the nation's best and an annual contender for the Pac-10 title,' said Leland. 'John's work ethic and commitment to the Stanford women's volleyball program deserves to be rewarded.'

'I am obviously thrilled to be able to continue my coaching career here at Stanford,' said Dunning. 'It is an honor to be part of a program, which had excelled for so long thanks to the efforts of the previous coaches who have held this position. It is also a blessing to be able to work with such a great staff and an exceptional group of athletes.'

Dunning has compiled a record of 90-14 (.865) in his three seasons as Stanford's head coach (2001-04) and is 527-116 (.820) in 19 collegiate campaigns, including 16 years at Pacific (1985-2000). Highlights of Dunning's time on The Farm include two Final Four appearances in three seasons, a National Championship in 2001 and a National Championship Runner-up in 2002.

Dunning has coached four All-Americans in three years on The Farm, as well as two National Freshmen of the Year selections. He became the first Division I volleyball head coach to win a national championship in his first season at two different schools (Pacific in 1985 and Stanford in 2001).

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