Dunn Named Tight Ends Coach at Marshall
Catholic U. head coach headed for Huntington
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall coach Doc Holliday announced Wednesday that Catholic University of America head coach Dave Dunn has been named the Thundering Herd tight ends coach.
Todd Goebbel, who coached Marshall’s tight ends in 2015, will now lead the Herd’s wide receiving corps and will retain the Recruiting Coordinator title. Goebbel is returning to the position coach role he held in a previous stint on the Herd staff (2005-09).
Dunn, who took over the NCAA Division III program in January 2006, guided a previous two-win team to a share of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) championship and a postseason victory in just his third season. It was the program’s first playoff victory since capturing the Orange Bowl in 1936.
Last season, Dunn coached two All-Americans in senior quarterback T.J. Tutone and senior left tackle Jack Durkin, along with junior Lucas Morley, who led Division III with 10.0 receptions per game. The Catholic offense was among the nation’s best in 2015, ranking as the No. 12 passing team in the country at 318.7 yards per contest.
“Dave brings a wealth of experience to our staff, including the last 11 as a college head coach,” said Holliday. “We are excited for him and his family to get started here and to be part of the Huntington community.”
Dunn, 50, is a Detroit native. He has been involved in coaching for the past 26 years, beginning as a defensive line coach at his alma mater, the University of San Diego. He also has coached at Indiana State (outside linebackers), Masuk High School (Conn., head coach), Harvard (defensive line), Christopher Columbus High School (Fla., head coach), Florida Atlantic (running backs/special teams) and Becker (Mass.) College (head coach).
At USD, he played nose guard and was a team captain his junior and senior years. He was named All-California and Toreros’ Defensive Player of the Year as a senior. The school records he established for sacks in a game (4), season (12) and career (19) stood for 18 years. He graduated in 1989 with a degree in business administration.
Dunn and his wife, Danisha, have one son, Jack.