John Dunn is in his second year with Maryland after stops at LSU and North Carolina.
Dunn, who spent the last three seasons as a graduate offensive assistant with the Tigers, is serving as the tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator.
The Hendersonville, N.C., native will coach an experienced group of tight ends this season with juniors Matt Furstenburg, Devonte Campbell and Ryan Schlothauer and sophomore Dave Stinebaugh all set to return after making key contributions in 2010.
At LSU, Dunn helped coach the tight ends, offensive line and quarterbacks and ran meetings with those position groups. Dunn also had primary responsibility for the assimilation of the playbook and all computer drawings, as well as all practice scripts and game plans.
In 2010, the Tigers went 11-2 and defeated Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl, their fifth victory over a ranked opponent that season. In his three years at LSU, the Tigers had a 28-11 record and went 2-1 in bowl games.
Dunn also assisted with all on-campus recruiting for the Tigers, as they pulled in the No. 11 class in 2008, the No. 1 class in 2009 and the No. 8 class in 2010, according to ESPN.com’s rankings.
Dunn walked on at North Carolina in 2001 and played there until 2003 before his career was cut short by a neck injury. He served as a student assistant while finishing his undergraduate studies. In his second season on the Tar Heel staff Dunn became a quality control assistant and then worked as a graduate coaching assistant on the offensive side of the ball his final two years (2006-07) in Chapel Hill.
At Carolina, Dunn helped tutor wide receiver Hakeem Nicks who finished the ‘07 season ranked in the top 35 nationally in receptions (6.2) and receiving yards per game (79.83) while earning All-ACC first team honors. Nicks was taken 29th overall by the New York Giants in the 2009 NFL Draft.
Dunn played quarterback and tight end for the Tar Heels, lettering in 2003.