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Josh Dunn joins Virginia Tech men’s soccer coaching staff

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BLACKSBURG – Following a third successive trip to the NCAA Tournament in 2018, Virginia Tech men’s soccer head coach Mike Brizendine has added Josh Dunn to the program’s staff Wednesday afternoon. Dunn comes to Blacksburg from North Florida where he has served for the past eight seasons.

“I’m very excited to welcome Josh and his family to Hokie Nation” Brizendine said. “He brings experience from many different levels, and I think he is a perfect fit for what we are looking for here in Blacksburg. We are excited to get the spring season started with our team, and Josh is a great addition to our staff.”

Dunn played a key role in the resurgence of North Florida men’s soccer program that has seen 13 players receive all-conference honors, nine players garner NSCAA All-Region accolades and five players named to the Atlantic Sun All-Freshman Team in just the last five seasons. In his first season as Associate Head Coach in 2015, the Ospreys won the program’s first ever Atlantic Sun Conference Championship and appeared in the school’s first NCAA Tournament. UNF’s staff was awarded the 2015 A-Sun Coaching Staff of the Year after the program’s first 10-win season in 15 years.

Dunn went to UNF following a stint as the assistant boys’ soccer coach at Providence High School last season helping lead the team to a 19-2-1 overall record.
Prior to Providence, Dunn served as the head boys soccer coach at Fernandina Beach High School for four seasons (2005-09). He guided the Fighting Pirates to a 69-20-9 (.750) mark during his career while overseeing both the varsity and junior varsity squads. Dunn led FBHS to the FHSAA Class 4A State finals along with a regional and district championship in 2006-07.

Dunn also served as the Director of Coaching for the Team America Soccer Club for three years.

A collegiate soccer player at the University of Virginia, Dunn was a member of the Cavaliers’ 1995 Atlantic Coast Conference championship squad. A standout prep player for Lake Braddock High School, Dunn garnered NCSAA High School All-American accolades as a senior and helped Lake Braddock to the 1995 Virginia High School State championship. In addition, he was a member of six Virginia Youth Soccer State championship teams.

Dunn played for several professional teams after college including the Hampton Roads Mariners (A-League), the Palm Beach Pumas (PDL) and the Northern Virginia Royals of the USL 2.

A graduate of UNF with a bachelor’s degree in sport management, Dunn holds a Level “B” USSF National Coaching License.

Dunn and his wife, Tarun, are the proud parents of three children – Isabella, Noah and Mila.

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