Mike Dunlap

Mike Dunlap (born May 27, 1957)

Teams coached: Cal Luthern Kingsmen, Metro State Roadrunners, Loyola Marymount Lions
Cal Lutheran record^: 80-55 (.593)
Delta State record^: 248-50 (.832)
Loyola Marymount record: 81-108 (.429)
Overall record^: 409-213 (.658)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • CBI Appearances:  1 (2019)
  • RMAC (Div II) Regular Season Champion:  5  (1998, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2005)
  • SCIAC (Div III) Regular Season Champion:  3  (1992, 1993, 1994)
  • NCAA Division II National Championships:  2  (2000, 2002)
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Appearances:  9  (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006)
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Final Four:  4  (1999, 2000, 2002, 2004)
  • NCAA Division III Tournament Appearances:  3  (1992, 1993, 1994)

Awards:

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2020-present Milwaukee Bucks (asst)
2014-2020 Loyola Marymount
2012-2013 Charlotte Bobcats
2010-2012 St. John’s (asst)
2009-2010 Oregon (asst)
2008-2009 Arizona (asst)
2006-2008 Denver Nuggets (asst)
1997-2006 Metro State
1994-1997 Adelaide 36ers
1989-1994 Cal Lutheran
1986-1989 USC (asst)
1985-1986 Iowa (grad asst)
1980-1985 Loyola Marymount (asst)

Mike Dunlap Facts

  • Michael Gregory Dunlap
  • Born May 27, 1957
  • Hometown: Fairbanks, Alaska
  • Alma Mater: Loyola Marymount University (BA, 1980)
  • Played two seasons – one each for head coaches Dave Benaderet and Ron Jacobs – at LMU after starting at LA’s Pierce College
  • Spent five years after graduation as an assistant at LMU under new head coach Ed Goorjian
  • Was an assistant for four years under George Raveling, one at Iowa and three at USC
  • Spent five years as the head coach at Division III Cal Lutheran in Thousand Oaks, CA
    • Went 80-55 during that time and led the Kingsmen to the D-III Tournament in each of his final three seasons
  • Moved to Australia in 1994 to be the head coach of the Adelaide 36ers (NBL) for three seasons, going 51-27 overall
  • In 1997, Dunlap became the head coach at Division II Metro State in Denver, CO
    • Led the Roadrunners to the D-II NCAA Tournament in each of his nine years at the school
    • Won two NCAA D-II National Titles (2000 and 2002) and was 248-50 overall during his tenure
  • Spent two years assisting George Karl with the Denver Nuggets before returning to Division I college basketball
  • Hired as the head coach of the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats for the 2012-13 season, going 21-61 and missing the playoffs
  • Returned to his alma mater in March 2014 when he was hired to be the head coach of the LMU Lions
    • After steadily increasing win totals in his first three seasons, Dunlap was extended through 2020-21 in August 2017
    • Fired in March 2020 following an 11-21 season, his fourth sub-.500 season in six years at LMU
  • Moved back to the pro game in 2020, joining Mike Budenholzer’s staff with the Milwaukee Bucks
  • Along with his wife, Mollie, has three children

Mike Dunlap Coaching Tree

  • Alan Major (Charlotte)
  • Stephen Silas (Houston Rockets)

 

^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the NCAA Division I, II and III levels only

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