Ollin Dunford
Ollin Dunford

Assistant Coach

Alma Mater:
Mars Hill, '08


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Ollin Dunford was named an assistant coach for the East Carolina women's basketball program in July of 2012.

In his first year with the Pirates, he helped guide the squad to a 22-10 overall record and an 11-5 Conference USA mark en route to a No. 2 seed in the conference tournament to mark ECU's highest ever seeding. ECU finished the year with its first appearance in the Women's National Invitation Tournament (WNIT) since 2010. East Carolina boasted a First Team All-Conference selection in Celeste Stewart, an All-Defensive Team selection in Britny Edwards and junior Kristine Mial captured C-USA Sixth Player of the Year honors.

Dunford's previous stop was at UNC Wilmington where he helped the Seahawks to their second-consecutive 20-win season for the first time in program history and back-to-back WNIT appearances.

Prior to his time in Wilmington, Dunford was an assistant at USC Upstate where he helped the Spartans compile a 17-13 record and advance to postseason play for the first time in program history with an appearance in the Women's Basketball Invitational (WBI). He was also key in the development of Atlantic Sun Player-of-the-Year Chelsea McMillan and Second-Team All-Atlantic Sun selection Tee'Ara Copney.

Before arriving in Spartanburg, Dunford spent two seasons as a graduate assistant at Virginia Tech, assisting in on-campus recruiting and the day-to-day operations of the Hokies' program.

A two-sport athlete at Mars Hill, Dunford played football and basketball for the Lions and was a four-time academic all-conference team recipient. Dunford was an all-state football and all-region basketball selection at Smoky Mountain High School in Sylva, N.C. He earned his Bachelor's degree with a double major in sociology and psychology from Mars Hill College in 2008 and completed his Master's degree in physical health and education at Virginia Tech in 2010.

During his time off the court, he assists in community service and outreach initiatives with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Dunford is married to the former Siobhan Shields, and they have one daughter, Braelynn Nicole, who is nine months old.