Dunning Named Pacific Region Coach of the Year

Dec. 10, 2008

Stanford, Calif. - Stanford head coach John Dunning has been named the Pacific Region Coach of the Year, as voted by his fellow AVCA Pacific Region coaches.

Dunning is completing his eighth successful season at Stanford, leading the team to a 28-3 overall record, a 17-1 conference mark and its third consecutive Pac-10 title. The Pac-10 Coach of the Year for the second consecutive season, Dunning has led his teams at Pacific (1985, 1986) and Stanford (2001, 2004) to a total of four NCAA titles, matching former Cardinal coach Don Shaw for the most of any coach in NCAA history. Overall, Dunning owns a 673-138 career record, with a 236-36 mark at Stanford. This is his third AVCA Region Coach of the Year award, having previously received the honor in 2000 (Pacific) and 2001 (Stanford).

One of eight winners from around the country, Dunning will now represent the Pacific Region on the 2008 AVCA National Coach of the Year ballot. The awards will be presented at the 2008 Jostens Coaches Honors Luncheon in Omaha, Neb. on Dec. 18.

Stanford continues NCAA Tournament play on Friday, meeting 15th-seeded Florida at 7 p.m. (MT) in Fort Collins, Colo.

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