Damien High School boys basketball coach Matt Dunn has resigned after directing the Spartans program the last 12 years. He will take the same position at St. John Bosco.
“I am excited about this opportunity,” he said. “Yes there are mixed emotions because I love Damien. It (Bosco) has a great tradition of success in multiple sports and I am looking forward to learning by watching those coaches and seeing what they do.”
Dunn was the Daily Bulletin’s Coach of the Year this season after leading the Spartans (29-5) to a Baseline League title their first year in the league. That alone was a significant feat given the presence of other competitors such as Chino Hills and Etiwanda.
The Spartans competed in the elite Open Division in the CIF playoffs and were a one-point loser to Orange Lutheran. But they were selected for the state playoffs and proceeded to win a Division 3 state championship, capped by a 70-57 win over Campolindo in the title came at Cal-Berkeley.
Dunn also served as Director of Marketing at Damien but he will not have to wear multiple hats at the new school. He’ll only have to coach basketball.
Dunn and wife Joy and their three children, ages 6 to 12, live in Glendora and don’t plan on relocating.