Former Baseball Coach Pete Dunn Inducted into ASUN Hall of Fame

Pete Dunn scurries onto the field.
Pete Dunn won 1,312 games during his 37-year career as head coach of the Hatters.

The Atlantic Sun Conference (ASUN) announced the induction of Pete Dunn, Stetson’s longtime baseball coach, into the ASUN Hall of Fame. As part of the Class IX, Dunn joins 36 others who compose the conference’s first eight classes.

The honor serves as a testament to Dunn’s remarkable 37-year career as head coach of the Hatters, during which he steered the baseball program to unparalleled success. Under his guidance, the Hatters won 1,312 games, making him the 30th winningest coach in college baseball history. Throughout those 37 seasons, his teams averaged an impressive 35.4 wins annually.

“Congratulations to Coach Dunn on this well-deserved honor,” commented Athletics Director Jeff Altier. “His induction into the ASUN Hall of Fame is a great achievement for him and a source of pride for Stetson.”

The Hatters experienced substantial postseason success under Dunn’s tutelage, making 17 appearances in the NCAA Regional Tournament. Additionally, Stetson clinched nine ASUN titles during his tenure. He won conference Coach of the Year a record-setting six times.

Further, Dunn’s coaching prowess contributed to the success of 84 players who went on to play professional baseball. Five of those players were drafted in the first four rounds of the Major League Baseball amateur draft, with a total of nine players advancing all the way to the Major Leagues. 

Dunn also played for the Hatters, starring as a catcher and serving as a co-captain before receiving a bachelor’s degree in 1972.

Dunn’s storied career was recognized in January 2014 when he received one of the highest honors in coaching: induction into the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. 

The ASUN’s ninth annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony is scheduled for May 29, 2024, in Jacksonville.