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Dunbar Joins Track & Field/Cross Country Staff

Dec 21, 2020

BERKELEY – California Director of Track & Field and Cross Country Robyne Johnson announced the addition of Trevor Dunbar as the program's new assistant coach for cross country and distance running on Monday. 

"I am thrilled to welcome Trevor to the Cal family," Johnson said. "He brings a wealth of knowledge and world-class experience with him to help our young team grow and compete at the highest level. I'm excited to watch him develop, educate and cultivate our student-athletes into leaders."

Dunbar spent the last two years as an Operations Assistant with the distance program at Florida State before joining Cal Cross Country Head Coach and Assistant Coach for distances, Bobby Lockhart, who is entering his second year with the Golden Bears in 2020-21.

Dunbar helped the Seminoles return to the NCAA Cross Country Championships for a second consecutive year in 2019 after a year of experience as a volunteer assistant coach in 2018-19 on Coach Johnson's staff at Boston University. Prior to that he spent two years (2014-16) as a volunteer coach at Oregon, his alma mater, where he assisted then-head cross country coach Andy Powell with training plans, recruiting visits, managing workouts and coordinating summer camps.

He also continued his running career at the professional level, first representing Nike Inc. (2014-17) prior to moving on to the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) in 2018, running both at national and international competitions. Dunbar has represented Team USA both in cross country and on the track.

"I am so excited to join Coach Johnson's staff and the Cal track & field family," Dunbar said. "I'm really looking forward to learning each student-athlete's story, building positive relationships and helping them grow in this sport. The University of California has such a storied tradition and I will work to add to its winning culture."

The Kodiak, Alaska native began his decorated running career as a seven-time high school state champion and still holds multiple state records. Dunbar went on to the University of Portland, where he earned two cross country All-American honors while competing for the Pilots (2009-11) before transferring to Oregon. He helped the Ducks to a pair of NCAA track & field championships, grabbing five All-American honors while establishing collegiate-bests of 3:38.38 in the 1,500-meters, 7:51.55 in the 3,000-meters, 13:26.90 in the 5,000-meters and 28:52.39 in the 10,000-meters.

Dunbar graduated from Oregon with a business administration degree with a focus on sport management.