WSSU Rams announce hiring of Brion Dunlap as men’s asst. basketball coach

WSSU Rams announce hiring of Brion Dunlap as men’s asst. basketball coach
September 03
00:00 2015

In above photo: Coach Brion Dunlap

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The Winston-Salem State University men’s basketball program has announced the hiring of Brion Dunlap as an assistant coach for the Rams for the upcoming 2015-16 season.

Brion Dunlap will join the Winston-Salem State University men’s basketball coaching staff after previously spending the past five seasons as an assistant coach at the College of the Holy Cross.

“Brion Dunlap is an extremely well-rounded coach with recruiting contacts all over the country”, says WSSU head coach James Wilhelmi.  “His experiences as a Division I player at Old Dominion, a high school coach and as a division one assistant coach make him a rising star in the coaching business and a valuable asset to our program. We are very fortunate to have him join the WSSU Ram family”, added Wilhelmi.

He helped the Crusaders to an overall record of 34-30 the last two seasons, and in the 2013-14 season, Holy Cross finished with a 20-14 record, good for their first 20-win season since 2006-2007. Holy Cross also placed third in the Patriot League with a 12-6 mark in conference games, and received an invitation to the Tournament. Holy Cross’ 68-65 victory at Brown in the first round of the 2014 CIT was its first in a national postseason tournament since 2004-2005.

Overall, Dunlap helped the Crusaders to three finishes in the top half of the Patriot League standings in five seasons. Holy Cross placed third in the conference in both 2010-2011 and 2013-2014, and fourth in 2011-2012.

Dunlap came to Holy Cross after serving as an assistant coach at Mount St. Mary’s University for the previous seven years. In 2008, the Mountaineers won the Northeast Conference Tournament title and posted the first NCAA Division I Tournament victory in school history, with a 69-60 win over Coppin State in the opening round.

. Dunlap is a 1998 graduate of Old Dominion University with a bachelor’s degree in human services counseling. He was a four-year starter for the Monarchs on the hardwood, helping lead the team to two NCAA Tournament appearances and two Colonial Athletic Association titles. Dunlap was named to the CAA All-Rookie team in 1995 and the CAA All-Tournament team in 1997.

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