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Friday, February 7, 2014

Where are they Now? Coach Dunn

Coach Les Dunn just celebrated his 88th birthday in January 2014 and we wish him well! Coach is shown here with daughter, Debbie, wife, Marion, and Jazz Coach Jerry Sloan at the Utah Coaches Hall of Fame banquet for the induction of Jerry Sloan.
Left to right, daughter Debbie Dunn Allred, Jazz Coach Jerry Sloan, wife Marion Dunn and Coach Les Dunn
Coach Dunn continued to coach after we graduated until 1970-71 when he moved to the district office and was placed over adult and community education, as well as other various assorted responsibilities to which he was assigned.

Coach then retired and continues to play trumpet and sing with his band the Swinging Singles and volunteers to play Taps at veterans funeral services.

Swinging Singles

1980 photo of Family

Coach earned his teaching degree at Utah State University in 1949 and moved his family to Idaho for a year to teach and coach. He returned to Utah State where he completed a Master of Education degree. During the fall of that year, 1950, Gary was born. That summer the family moved to Fort Bragg, California where he coached various sports, taught, and was the city recreation director. After three years, he was given a position at a small college in Auburn, Calif., where he stayed for only one year, as it proved to be an unpleasant experience. He then moved the family to Vallejo,Calif., but taught and coached in Crockett, and was also the town's recreation director. In the summer of 1960, he was given the positions of head football, swimming, and track coach of Box Elder High School, and Brigham City's recreation director, where he remained for 11 years before transferring to the Box Elder School District Office.

As a coach, he had the unfathomable record of 70% wins in all three sports, football, swimming, track, over his career, and was honored with plaques from the Deseret News to commemorate his successes. He was later inducted into the Utah Coaches Hall of fame.

Coach Dunn continued his education, receiving his Education Specialist Degree from the University of Utah and his Doctor of Education from Brigham Young University.

He and his wife Marion are enjoying their retirment years. They have 6 children (one passed away as an infant), 17 grandchildren, and 14 great-grand children. They still live across from the high school in the original home they purchased upon moving to Brigham City.

Coach & Wife Marion at our 4th Class Reunion

BEHS Class of 1969 Football Team 7-3 Win Record