Coach Bill Dunn led the NYIT men's lacrosse program to its second straight unbeaten East Coast Conference title and a return to the NCAA Tournament in 2018.
Dunn has produced a 108-35 overall record (.755) and 62-12 ECC record (.838) during his nine-season tenure leading the Bears.
He earned his third East Coast Conference Coach of the Year award and also was named Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 2018. Dunn also was selected to lead the North at the USILA North-South Senior All-Star Game on May 25, 2018 at Providence College.
The Bears went 13-5 overall and 6-0 in league play and were ranked sixth in Division II in the final USILA coaches poll.
Dunn notched his 100th career win on March 29, 2018, at Chestnut Hill.
Dunn’s student-athletes have earned 35 USILA All-Americans, including 13 on the first team. The squads also have produced five USILA Scholar All-Americans, one CoSIDA All-American, and 36 first-team All-ECC awards since 2010. He also has produced one USILA Player of the Year (Luke Miller in 2014), one USILA Defenseman of the Year (Jon Lynott, 2016), and two Midfielders of the Year (Danny McDermott, 2014; and Ian Prate, 2017).
NYIT lacrosse players also have scored in the classroom under Dunn. Eighteen members of the team achieved at least a 3.2 GPA during the fall 2017 semester and qualified for the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll. The squad also has regularly performed community engagement, including the Christmas Carnival at the Cohen's Children Cancer Hospital and cleaning the banks of Lake Ronkonkoma.
Dunn also serves as the head strength and conditioning coach for NYIT Athletics.
Prior to ascending to the head coaching position, Dunn served as an assistant to Hall of Fame coach Jack Kaley during the final three of NYIT’s four Division II national championships.
A Hicksville High School graduate, Dunn played for SUNY Cortland from 1977 through 1980. A defenseman, he helped Cortland to three straight SUNYAC championships and three trips to the NCAA Division III tournament, including one appearance in the national championship game.
Upon graduating, Dunn taught physical education and coached lacrosse and football at MacArthur, Hicksville, Kellenberg Memorial and Long Beach high schools.
At Kellenberg, Dunn founded the lacrosse program and twice was named the Catholic High School Athletic Association Coach of the Year and the Man of the Year. He led teams to the CHSAA finals three times. Dunn also has coached and played for the North Hempstead Lacrosse Club and served three times for Team Long Island in the Empire State Games.