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Feb. 19, 2010
RALEIGH, N.C. (GoPack.com) - NC State Director of Athletics Lee Fowler announced today the hiring of Bryan Bunn as head volleyball coach. Bunn brings 20 seasons of coaching experience at the collegiate level to the Wolfpack, including 13 years as a head coach with a 351-122 (.742) record. As a head coach, Bunn has coached 18 All-Americans, 37 all-conference players, 32 all-region performers and five conference player of the year recipients. Eleven of his teams have won 23 or more matches, with four squads finishing in the top 10 nationally.
Bunn comes to Raleigh after three seasons as the associate head coach at Baylor, where he helped resurrect that program. During his tenure, the Bears posted a 56-40 record while showing significant improvement each season, culminating with Baylor’s first ever appearance in the NCAA Sweet 16. The 2009 campaign saw the Bears reach the postseason for the first time in nine years, spend 11 weeks in the AVCA Top 25 poll and achieve a No. 17 national ranking. Baylor reached the NCAA Sweet 16 after upsetting heavily favored UCLA on its own court in Los Angeles.
Prior to his stint at Baylor, Bunn spent seven season as the head coach at North Florida, posting a 180-56 (.798) record. He led the Lady Ospreys to five consecutive Peach Belt Conference crowns and NCAA Division II Tournament appearances from 2000-04, collecting conference coach of the year honors in both 2000 and 2002. North Florida won its final 60 conference matches as a member of the Peach Belt under Bunn’s leadership.