In his 15th season as a collegiate coach and 12th in a Division I-A program, Dunn has worked on both sides of the ball during stops at Arizona (2004-06), TCU (2003), Washington State (1998-2002), New Mexico (1996-97) and Idaho (1993 and 1995). In addition, he served minority internships with both the NFL's Seattle Seahawks (2003) and Denver Broncos (1997). A standout wide receiver at the University of Idaho from 1987 through 1991, Dunn was a three-time All-American who still holds Vandal school records for career receptions (268) and receiving yards (3,847), while ranking No. 2 in touchdown receptions (25).
At the end of his collegiate career, his marks for receptions and receiving yards ranked No. 2 all-time in Division I-AA behind Jerry Rice and they stand sixth and 10th, respectively, today. Dunn led the nation in both receptions per game (8.0 rpg) and receiving yards per game (105.8 ypg) as a junior in 1990. He ranked No. 3 nationally with 85 receptions as a senior in 1991 and was fifth with 73 grabs as a sophomore in 1989. The Vandals claimed three Big Sky Conference titles during Dunn's playing career and went 24-12 on the field.
The 1992 Idaho graduate played with professionally with the CFL's British Columbia Lions (1992) and Edmonton Eskimos (1993), as well as the NFL's Houston Oilers (1992) before launching his coaching career in 1993 at Idaho as a volunteer assistant working with the Vandals' wide receivers. Dunn then worked as tight ends and receivers coach at San Diego in 1994 before returning to his alma mater as cornerbacks coach in 1995.
He served as cornerbacks coach at New Mexico from 1996 through 1997, helping the Lobos to the 1997 Insight.com Bowl. One of Dunn's Lobo pupils was Scott McGarrahan, an eight-year NFL veteran.
Dunn then moved to Washington State from 1998 through 2002 as assistant head coach, special teams coordinator and running backs coach on Mike Price's Cougar staff.
A member of a coaching staff which directed the Cougars to back-to-back bowl games for the first time in school history (Sun Bowl following the 2001 season and Rose Bowl following the 2002 campaign) and started a three-year run of 10-victory campaigns, Dunn coached two WSU running backs to school records during his time in Pullman. Kevin Brown rushed for a sophomore school-record 1,046 yards in 1998 and Deon Burnett established a WSU freshman standard by rushing for 974 yards in 1999.
After coaching cornerbacks at TCU in 2003 and helping the Horned Frogs to an 11-2 record and the Fort Worth Bowl, Dunn spent three seasons (2004-06) as running backs coach at Arizona. There, he coached running back Mike Bell to a third consecutive 900-yard season and fourth place on the Wildcats' all-time rushing list with 3,163 yards. Dunn coached three future NFL backs at Arizona.
A San Diego, Calif., native, Dunn and his wife, Janelle, have two daughters, Kayla and Lauren.
The Dunn File
Born: July 22, 1969, in San Diego, Calif.
High School: North Kitsap High School, Poulsbo, Wash.
Alma Mater: Idaho, 1992
Collegiate Playing Experience: Idaho, wide receiver, 1987-91
Professional Playing Experience: Houston Oilers and British Columbia Lions in 1992, Edmonton Eskimos in 1993
Children: Kayla and Lauren
1993: Idaho, volunteer wide receivers
1994: San Diego, tight ends/wide receivers
1995: University of Idaho, cornerbacks
1996-97: New Mexico, cornerbacks
1998: Washington State, running backs
1999-00: Washington State, running backs & special teams coordinator
2001-02: Washington State, assistant head coach, running backs, special teams coordinator
2003: TCU, cornerbacks
2004-06: Arizona, running backs
2007: Baylor, assistant head coach, wide receivers, special teams coordinator
1988: NCAA Division I-AA Playoffs (player)
1989: NCAA Division I-AA Playoffs (player)
1990: NCAA Division I-AA Playoffs (player)
1992: CFL Playoffs (player)
1993: NCAA Division I-AA Playoffs (coach)
1995: NCAA Division I-AA Playoffs (coach)
1997: Insight.com Bowl (coach)
2001: Sun Bowl (coach)
2002: Rose Bowl (coach)
2003: Fort Worth Bowl (coach)
Did You Know?
Kasey Dunn led the NCAA Division I-AA ranks in both receptions per game (8.0 rpg) and receiving yards per game (105.8 ypg) as a junior in 1990 at Idaho.