NC State Announces Hiring of Jeff Dunlap

RALEIGH, N.C. – NC State men's basketball coach Mark Gottfried has announced that Jeff Dunlap, a 26-year veteran of the coaching ranks, has officially been named the Wolfpack's director of basketball operations.

Dunlap worked under Gottfried at Alabama and played for him at UCLA during Gottfried's stint as an assistant coach.

"It's great to be able to work with Jeff again," said Gottfried. "He brings years of experience on every level to our program and will be a tremendous asset from an operations standpoint. He understands the UCLA system and is a visionary guy who sees the big picture and can pinpoint what needs to be done."

A proven and successful coach, administrator and recruiter, Dunlap has worked in the SEC, MAC, Horizon and Big West in his Division I tenure and also coached in the Division II and junior college ranks.

Dunlap served as an assistant coach at Western Michigan last season, helping lead the Broncos to a 21-13 record and a postseason berth. It was his second stint at WMU, as he also served as an assistant coach from 2005-07.

Dunlap spent the 2010 season working for Big Shots, an organization that organizes exposure camps for high school basketball players across the country. He was the tournament director at camps held in Georgia and Alabama.

Prior to his most recent stint at Western Michigan, Dunlap spent two seasons (2008-09) as an assistant coach and director of basketball operations at Alabama. In his first season with the Crimson Tide, he was promoted to assistant coach at midyear.

Dunlap spent four seasons as an assistant at the University of Georgia (2000-03), helping the program claim the SEC East title in 2002 on the way to finishing 22-10 and No. 23 in the country in the final AP poll. Georgia advanced to back-to-back NCAA Tournaments in 2001 and 2002 with Dunlap on staff.

Other stops on Dunlap's extensive resume include Loyola-Chicago (2004, 1999), Fullerton College (1998), Cal-State Fullerton (1995-97), Quincy University (1992-94) and College of the Canyons (1989-91).

Dunlap is also the founder and director of the California-based Complete Player Academy, which he runs with former UCLA teammate Jack Haley, who is now with FOX Sports. Throughout his career, Dunlap has gained additional experience by participating in several basketball camps including the Superstar Invitational, John Wooden and Pat Riley camps.

Dunlap earned a bachelor's degree in political science from UCLA in 1986 and a master's in education from Azusa Pacific University in 1998. As a student-athlete at UCLA, he was the recipient of the Outstanding Senior Award in 1986. Dunlap started his collegiate career at Los Angeles Pierce Community College and then was a three-year letterman for the Bruins from 1984-86 and a member of the 1985 NIT Championship team, playing under Larry Farmer and Walt Hazzard.

Dunlap is married to the former DeeDee Hinson, who played basketball at Azusa Pacific. The couple has two children, Brady Douglas (7) and Brooklin (4).

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