Former assistant volleyball coach Heather Dunn was announced today by Corban’s Director of Athletics John Nelson as the new head women’s volleyball coach at Corban College.
“We took a long, hard look at several quality candidates for our head volleyball position, and Heather stood out in so many ways as the one who can take our well-respected program and make it even better,” said Tim Seiber, Assistant Director of Athletics at Corban. “We are very impressed by the passion, commitment, and maturity Heather brings to our program. I think our players and fans have much to be enthusiastic about for the future of Corban volleyball.”
Dunn returned to the bench this past season following two seasons away from the volleyball program to focus on raising her two young children. Prior to her departure after the 2003 season, Dunn served four seasons as assistant coach for the Warriors.
During her tenure on the bench, Dunn helped guide the Warrior women’s volleyball program to an overall 64-65 win-loss record, including four straight Cascade Collegiate Conference tournament appearances and a berth at the 2002 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Region I tournament.
Dunn played under former head coach and mentor Tracy Smith from 1996-99, where she became one of the premier defensive specialists in the conference. An honorable mention all-conference selection, Dunn was voted Corban’s most improved player in 1996 and 1997, and best defensive player in 1998 and 1999. Dunn was a member of Corban’s back-to-back National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) national tournament teams in 1996 and 1997, including being a part of the program’s lone NCCAA national title squad in 1997 as a sophomore. During her four-year playing career, the Warriors posted an 85-50 win-loss record.
“I am very thrilled and looking forward to the opportunity to work with the young women,” said Dunn. “As a team, I am excited about the level of competition that we will continue to play against, as well as growing in our walk with the Lord and being able to show our God-given talents on the court.”
Dunn graduated from Corban in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. Dunn currently resides in Salem with her husband, Josh, and their two children, Grace (3) and Hattie (1).