Coaches & Assistants

John Dunn
Offensive Assistant

Biography

John Dunn is in his second season with the Bears as an offensive assistant. He originally joined the Bears as a football assistant.

Dunn possesses 13 years of coaching experience, including 12 years at the college level with Maryland (2011-15), LSU (2008-10) and North Carolina (2004-07).

Dunn spent five seasons (2011-15) at Maryland coaching tight ends as well holding the role of...

John Dunn is in his second season with the Bears as an offensive assistant. He originally joined the Bears as a football assistant.

Dunn possesses 13 years of coaching experience, including 12 years at the college level with Maryland (2011-15), LSU (2008-10) and North Carolina (2004-07).

Dunn spent five seasons (2011-15) at Maryland coaching tight ends as well holding the role of recruiting coordinator. During his time at Maryland, Dunn helped put together two, top 35 recruiting classes and landed three five-star recruits (Damien Prince, 2014; Deon Long, 2013; Stefon Diggs, 2012). He also helped Maryland land the Washington, D.C. Gatorade Player of the Year in back-to-back seasons (Yannick Ngakoue, 2013; Albert Reid, 2012).

Prior to joining Maryland, Dunn spent three seasons at LSU as an offensive graduate assistant/intern. While with the Tigers, he helped coach the offensive line and quarterbacks and ran meetings with those position groups. He also had primary responsibility for the assimilation of the playbook and all computer drawings, as well as all practice scripts and game plans.

Dunn was a walk-on at North Carolina from 2001-03, playing quarterback and tight end before a neck injury ended his career. After the injury, he served as a student assistant (2004) before being promoted to an offensive quality control coach (2005) and finally an offensive graduate assistant (2006-07). In 2007, he helped WR Hakeem Nicks earn first-team all-ACC honors.

Dunn and his wife, Lindsay, have two children, Carter and Emerson.

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