Dunn Honored as 2014 ACC LegendTweet
FeverBasketball.com Staff | January 24, 2014
Fever head coach Lin Dunn picked up another honor this week. On Wednesday, the ACC named Dunn as a member of its 10th annual class of ACC Women's Basketball Legends.
Dunn is the ACC legend from the University of Miami, where she coached from 1978-87. All of this year's Legends will be honored at the 2014 ACC Women's Basketball in Greensboro, scheduled for March 5-9. Dunn and fellow members of her class will be the honorees at a luncheon on March 8 and then introduced at halftime of the first semifinal game later that night at Greensboro Coliseum.
The below excerpt is the full description of Dunn's achievements from the official ACC release:
"Inducted into the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame in 2003, Lin Dunn remains one of the most transcending figures in the Miami Hurricanes family. Dunn served as head coach of the women’s basketball program from 1978-87, and will be inducted into the National Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in June of 2014. In her nine years at the helm of the program in Coral Gables, Dunn accumulated a 149-119 record. Dunn guided Miami to its first-ever ranking in the Associated Press Top 20 in 1985 and to its first Florida State Championship in 1981. She was the 1981 Florida Coach of the Year and served with the 1986 United States Women's Basketball Team. Dunn served as President of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association in 1984-85. Among the record-holding players Dunn coached at Miami were Maria Rivera, Robin Harmony, Cordelia Fulmore, Sylvia Wilson, Donna Mapp, Joani Bowles, Wendy Foote, Jill Poorman, Elaine Harlow, and Loretta Harvey. Prior to her arrival in Miami, Dunn served as the head coach at Mississippi (1977-78) and Austin Peay State (1970-76). In 25 years as a collegiate coach, Dunn amassed a record of 447-257 with seven NCAA Tournament berths and one Final Four appearance. Following her time in the collegiate ranks, Dunn coached the Portland Power of the ABL before becoming the first head coach and general manager of the WNBA’s Seattle Storm. Dunn is currently the head coach of the Indiana Fever, which she guided to the 2012 WNBA Championship."
Click here for the official release and full list of 2014 ACC Women's Basketball Legends.