This is the first meeting between the two programs.
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Red/White Srimmage Saturday after NCSU-UNC football game
NC State vs. Wake Forest - February 4, 2012
A 27-year veteran of the coaching ranks, Jeff Dunlap moves into his second year as the Wolfpack's director of basketball operations. Dunlap is no stranger to NC State head coach Mark Gottfried with the two having an association that spans more than 20 years, including a two-year stint in which Dunlap served on Gottfried's staff at Alabama.
A proven and successful coach, administrator and recruiter, Dunlap has worked in the SEC, MAC, Horizon League and Big West Conference in his Division I tenure and also coached in the Division II and junior college ranks.
Dunlap served as an assistant coach at Western Michigan during the 2010-11 campaign, helping lead the Broncos to a 21-13 record and a postseason berth. It was his second stint at WMU, as he also served as an assistant coach from 2004-07.
Dunlap spent the 2010 season working for Big Shots, an organization that organizes exposure camps for high school basketball players across the country. He was the tournament director at camps held in Georgia and Alabama.
Prior to his most recent stint at Western Michigan, Dunlap spent two seasons (2008-09) as an assistant coach and director of basketball operations at Alabama. In his first season with the Crimson Tide, he was promoted to assistant coach at midseason.
Dunlap spent four seasons as an assistant at the University of Georgia (2000-03), helping the program claim the SEC East title in 2002 on the way to finishing 22-10 and No. 23 in the country in the final AP poll. Georgia advanced to back-to-back NCAA Tournaments in 2001 and 2002 with Dunlap on staff.
Other stops on Dunlap's extensive resume include Loyola-Chicago (2004, 1999), Fullerton College (1998), Cal-State Fullerton (1995-97), Quincy University (1992-94) and College of the Canyons (1989-91). This season, Dunlap is reunited with Larry Farmer, the Pack's director of player development. The UCLA alumni worked together at Loyola when Farmer was the head coach, and then again for a season at Western Michigan as assistant coaches. Dunlap was recruited by and played for Farmer at UCLA for the 1983-84 season.
Dunlap currently directs the Mark Gottfried camps. He also founded and served as director of the California-based Complete Player Basketball Camp, which he operated with former UCLA teammate Jack Haley, an 11-year NBA veteran. Throughout his career, Dunlap has gained additional experience by participating in several basketball camps including the Superstar Invitational, John Wooden and Pat Riley camps.
Dunlap earned a bachelor's degree in political science from UCLA in 1986 and a master's in education from Azusa Pacific University in 1998. As a student-athlete at UCLA, he was the recipient of the Outstanding Senior Award in 1986. Dunlap started his collegiate career at Los Angeles Pierce Community College and then was a three-year letterman for the Bruins from 1984-86 and a member of the 1985 NIT Championship team, playing under Larry Farmer and Walt Hazzard.
Dunlap is married to the former DeeDee Hinson, who played basketball at Azusa Pacific. The couple has two children, Brady Douglas and Brooklin Grace.