Dan Gunn

Marion High School

Dan GunnDAN  GUNN Marion High School       University of Mississippi
Dan graduated from Marion HS in 1969 after moving to Marion from Thorntown, and University of Mississippi in 1973.   He was an outstanding athlete in both basketball and baseball in his high school and college careers. In HS basketball at Thorntown, he was a 3-yr starter and scored over 1000 pts.  At Marion HS, he helped the Giants go undefeated and returned to State Finals.  In 28 games, he hit 121 of 313 field goals for .387 avg.; hit 134 of 179 free throws for .749 avg.; and 193 rebounds for an average of 7 per game; and averaged 13.4 pts. per game.  Dan was named to the All-NCC, Sectional, Regional, Semi-State, and State Finals Tourney teams.  By playing basketball and baseball he helped Marion win the 1969 NCC  All-Sports Trophy for the 1st time in school history. At the University of Mississippi, Dan had successful careers in basketball and baseball, before having a serious knee injury.  He was team captain and point guard his senior year in basketball. Dan started his coaching career in 1974-75 as an Assistant to Bill Green with the team winning the State Championship in 1975.  Following those two years, Dan had successful Varsity Head coaching positions at the following high schools:
Northwood (1976-78)                             26-38 record             
Lafayette Harrison (1979-80)                27-17 record
Penn (1981-87)                                          92-68 record             
Marion (1988-92)                                       96-28 record  (.774) winning %             Won 3 NCC championships; 4 Sectionals; 2 Regionals; 1 undefeated season  
Northwood (1993-2007)                                    213-122 record
Edwardsburg, MI  (2008-2013)             60-45 record  
Dan’s total coaching career of 39 years had him winning 514 while losing 318 for a (.620)  winning percentage.  Dan is well respected among all the coaches and players for his leadership and integrity that he brought to the game of basketball.