Dunne inks multi-year extension at Marist

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Head Coach John Dunne of the Marist men’s basketball program has signed a multiyear contract extension, it was announced Wednesday by Director of Athletics Tim Murray.

Per Marist College policy, terms of the extension will not be disclosed.

“I am very excited to have my contract extended,” Dunne said. “Marist is a special place with great people. We have become very competitive and I look forward to taking the next step in building this program.”

Dunne completed his fourth season as the Red Foxes’ head coach in the 2021-22 season. In his tenure, the program has raised its level of play on the court while achieving high marks off the floor.

Highlights of Dunne’s tenure include:

  • Two MAAC major award winners (Ryan Funk, Sixth Player of the Year, 2018-19; Jao Ituka, Rookie of the Year, 2021-22).
  • Four MAAC All-Rookie Team selections.
  • Three All-MAAC selections.
  • The program’s best MAAC regular-season finish and overall winning percentage in 14 years in the 2020-21 season.
  • The program’s longest winning streak in 15 years in the 2021-22 season.
  • Won the Samson Bracket championship of the Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic in the 2018-19 season.
  • Jordan Jones was one of 10 men’s basketball players nationwide to be named to the NABC Community Assist Team for his community work in September 2021.
  • Dunne was named a finalist for the Skip Prosser Man of the Year Award in the 2020-21 season.
  • 15 MAAC All-Academic Team selections, including a MAAC-best five in 2019-20.

“I’m pleased that Coach Dunne will be our head coach moving forward,” Murray said. “John has embraced Marist and is building an outstanding foundation for our basketball program. We believe that he is an exceptional fit for Marist College.”

Dunne was hired as the 12th head coach in program history on April 3, 2018.


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