John DunlapHead Coach
Office Phone: 863-667-5138
In Fall 2011, John Dunlap will enter his 11th season at Southeastern University.
Dunlap led the Fire to the school's first NCCAA D-I National Tournament berth last year, as SEU captured the 2011 NCCAA D-I South Region Championship.
In the 2009-2010 season, he guided Southeastern to another NCCAA D-II South Region Championship, the Fire's fifth championship in nine years. SEU then advanced to the NCCAA II National Championship game, eventually losing to Grace Bible College, 68-65. SEU's second place finish was good for the program's second best finish in school history, as the Fire finished the year with a 24-12 record.
At the end of the 2008-2009 season, Dunlap won his 400th career game, with a 99-79 victory over Atlanta Christian College in the 2009 South Region Tournament.
Dunlap now has a career record of 445-348 over 22 years of coaching. He has a 237-128 record at Southeastern.
In 2004-2005, Dunlap and the Fire captured the school's first NCCAA II National Championship, as Southeastern ended the year with a 30-8 record, setting a new school record for wins in a season.
During the Fire's tenure within the NCCAA D-II South Region, Dunlap dominated his opponents. Under his leader, Southeastern set a NCCAA record by winning 40 straight South Region games from 2003-2006. From 2001-2010, Dunlap and Southeastern finished with a 136-18 record within the NCCAA D-II South Region.
Dunlap came to Southeastern after 13 years as the head coach at Webber International University in Babson Park, Florida. As a head coach, he had collected more than 200 career wins, two appearances at the NAIA National Tournament, and a perfect 17-0 conference record in the Florida Sun Conference in 1992-93. Dunlap also was selected as the Florida Sun Conference Coach of the Year in 1992-93 and 1993-94.
Dunlap and his wife have been married for over 20 years and have a daughter, Katie, and two sons, Josiah and Zachary.