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     Bryan Bunn
    Bryan  Bunn

    San Antonio, Texas

    Head Coach

    Alma Mater:
    Texas - San Antonio '88


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    NC State volleyball coach Bryan Bunn talks about the Wolfpack's upcoming season.

    Third-year NC State volleyball coach Bryan Bunn talks about Tuesday's start of fall practice and the expectations for the Wolfpack for the 2012 season.

    Now entering his sixth season, NC State volleyball head coach Bryan Bunn has taken the program to higher heights. His 2014 squad finished the season with a winning record for the fourth year in a row, which is just one shy of the most consecutive winning seasons by a head coach in program history.

    The Wolfpack reeled off 12 consecutive wins during the season, which is one shy of the program record set by Bunn's 2012 squad. NC State also completed the month of September with a perfect 10-0 mark, the first perfect month in program history.

    His 2014 senior class was the first to graduate with a winning record all four seasons since the 1984 graduating class. They also completed their careers with 78 wins, the most during a four-year span since the 1988 class.

    He led the 2013 Wolfpack squad to a third consecutive 20-win season - becoming one of only three coaches in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) to do so from 2011-2013. Bunn is also the first NC State volleyball head coach to accomplish the feat since Pat Hielscher achieved the mark from 1980-1982.

    His 2013 team posted a 20-12 overall record and an 11-9 mark in ACC play. The Wolfpack defended its home court particularly well, boasting a 12-4 mark in contests played in Reynolds Coliseum. Defense was once again a focus of the team's play, as it held opponents to a hitting percentage of .168 - the second best in the conference.

    State defeated the Duke Blue Devils, 3-1, in Reynolds Coliseum to hand the Devils one of their two losses in conference play, as they went on to claim the conference crown. The Pack opened its home ACC schedule with eight straight wins, before suffering its first home conference defeat.

    Since taking over as the head coach of the Wolfpack, Bunn has turned the program around. In 2012, the program earned a bid to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1987. Bunn led the squad to a 22-10 record, highlighted by a 12-8 mark in conference play. His team also defended its home court very well posting an impressive 16-3 record in matches played at Reynolds Coliseum.

    Hired on Feb. 19, 2010, Bunn guided the Wolfpack to more victories in his first two years (34) than the program had in the previous five years combined. He's also coached his team to a dozen wins in the ACC those two seasons, which is equal to NC State's conference win total the previous 12 years. In 2012, Bunn's team equaled the number of ACC wins it had in the previous two seasons combined (12).

    In 2011, Bunn guided the Pack to a 20-13 mark, its first winning season and first 20-win season since 1996, while setting a school record with eight ACC victories. The Pack also had its highest ACC finish since 1999 and lost only one non-conference match all season, despite having 13 newcomers on his roster of 19 players.

    Bunn coached the Pack's first All-ACC player, middle blocker Margaret Salata, since 2005, and its first All-Rookie team selection, Dariyan Hopper, since 2003. Even with the loss of Salata, all-time dig leader Kelly Wood and 2011 seniors Luciana Schafer and Becah Fogle, the Wolfpack returns a lineup of experienced veterans, led by seniors Megan Cyr and Alexa Micek.

    In his first year with the Wolfpack Bunn led the Wolfpack to its most overall and conference victories since 1999. The squad also jumped 150 spots in the NCAA volleyball RPI, the largest move by a first-year coach and second-best of any Division I team in 2010.

    Bunn Speaking to the team

    Bunn has compiled 23 years of coaching experience, including 17 years as a head coach with a 427-193 (.689) record. As a head coach, Bunn has coached 18 All-Americans, 38 all-conference players, 32 all-region performers and five conference players of the year. Eleven of his teams have won 23 or more matches, with four squads finishing in the top 10 nationally.

    Bunn came 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.

    In 2005 and 2006 he led the charge as UNF elevated into Division I status, guiding the program to respective 19-10 and 18-15 seasons and back-to-back top-three finishes in the Atlantic Sun Conference before joining the staff at Baylor. He departed North Florida as the winningest volleyball coach in school history, and with the best winning percentage of any head coach in all sports in UNF history.

    Bunn coached the volleyball team and served as a faculty member at Texas Lutheran from 1994-99, posting a 171-66 (.722) record in six seasons. Under his watch, the Bulldogs won two conference titles, made two appearances in the NAIA national tournament and advanced to regionals on six occasions. He spent two seasons as an assistant coach on the staff at TLU before taking over as head coach.

    Bunn's coaching career began with a two year tour as an assistant at Stephen F. Austin from 1990-91. He graduated from Texas - San Antonio in 1988 with a bachelor of arts degree in kinesiology and English, later earning a master's of education from Stephen F. Austin in 1992.

    Bunn and his wife, the former Jen Wismann, reside in Apex. The couple welcomed its first child in September of 2013, a baby girl Brynn Lorraine.

    Bryan Bunn's Head Coaching Record
    Year School Overall Pct. Conf. Pct. Postseason
    1994 Texas Lutheran 35-7 .833 13-1 .929 NAIA Tournament
    1995 Texas Lutheran 27-13 .675 7-7 .500 NAIA Tournament
    1996 Texas Lutheran 27-15 .643 11-5 .688 NAIA National Championships
    1997 Texas Lutheran 25-11 .694 10-4 .714 NAIA Tournament
    1998 Texas Lutheran 34-8 .810 9-1 .900 NAIA National Championships
    1999 Texas Lutheran 23-12 .657 N/A N/A None
    2000 North Florida 27-7 .794 13-1 .929 NCAA Tournament
    2001 North Florida 26-8 .765 14-0 1.000 NCAA Tournament
    2002 North Florida 29-6 .829 14-0 1.000 NCAA Tournament
    2003 North Florida 31-4 .886 14-0 1.000 NCAA Tournament
    2004 North Florida 30-6 .833 14-0 1.000 NCAA Tournament
    2005* North Florida 19-10 .655 7-2 .778 None
    2006 North Florida 18-15 .545 7-2 .778 None
    2010 NC State 14-18 .438 4-16 .200 None
    2011 NC State 20-13 .606 8-12 .400 None
    2012 NC State 22-10 .687 12-8 .600 NCAA Tournament
    2013 NC State 20-12 .625 11-9 .550 None
    2014 NC State 16-14 .533 5-13 .278 None
    Total 443-207 .682 173-81 .681

    *North Florida's first season as an NCAA Division I program

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