Joined the Florida State staff in August of 2019 as an Operations Assistant, tasked with working under the direction of men’s cross country and track & field head coach Bob Braman. Dunbar will work directly with the men’s distance group, tapping into his vast experiences as a seven-time All-American and professional runner with three years of coaching experience.
With aspirations of becoming a full-time coach, Dunbar will have a wide range of responsibilities with the Noles. He will assist Braman in identifying and recruiting future athletes, mentoring current members of the squad, monitoring and recording daily practices and in-season competitions, meet management and a wide range of administrative duties. Dunbar was in place in time to help the Noles return to the NCAA Cross Country Championships for a second consecutive year in 2019, their 14th trip in the last 17 seasons.
Dunbar came to FSU from Boston University where he was a volunteer assistant coach to Paul Spangler throughout the 2018-19 school year. 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) before moving on to the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) in 2018, representing both at national and international competitions.
The Kodiak, Alaska native launched his distinguished running career as a seven-time high school state champion and still holds multiple state records. He matriculated to the University of Portland where he was a two-time cross country All-American while competing for the Pilots (2009-11) before transferring to Oregon. He helped the Ducks to a pair of NCAA track & field championships, piling up five All-American honors while establishing collegiate-bests of 3:38.38 (1500), 7:51.55 (3000), 13:26.90 (5000) and 28:52.39 (10,000).
He has represented Team USA both in cross country and on the track.
Dunbar graduated from Oregon with a business administration degree with a focus on sport management.