Pete Dunn is more than just a baseball coach, although being a baseball coach is all he ever really wanted to do.
Over the last 35 years, Dunn has guided the Stetson baseball program to great successes on the field. The numbers speak for themselves:
-He has led Stetson to 1,254 victories, which ranks eighth on the list of active coaches.
-His Stetson teams have averaged 35.8 wins a year over his 35 seasons.
-He has taken the Hatters to 16 NCAA Regional Tournament appearances.
-He has helped Stetson to eight Atlantic Sun Conference titles and has been named league coach of the year a record six times.
-He has sent 79 players on to play professional baseball. Five of those players were drafted in the first four rounds of the MLB Amateur Draft, and nine have reached the Major Leagues.
Combined, those accomplishments have resulted in a Hall of Fame career. In January, 2014, the Stetson coach was inducted into the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame at the ABCA Convention in Dallas.
Associate Head Coach
Mark Leavitt begins his sixth season as a member of the Stetson coaching staff in 2015, where he serves as associate head coach as well as recruiting coordinator for the program. Leavitt also coaches the hitters and infielders, and handles third base coaching box during games.
In five seasons, he has helped produce four All-Americans, 14 All Atlantic Sun Conference Selections as position players / hitters, including 2013's Atlantic Sun Freshman of the Year, and 3 MLB Draft picks. Out of four recruiting classes, two were nationally ranked, 29th in 2012 and 37th in 2014, according to Collegiate Baseball.
In 2012, Stetson was ranked 9th in nation by the National Alliance for College Summer Baseball as one of the most valuable programs due to placing 15 players and their performance in NACSB leagues.
Chris Roberts begins his seventh year as pitching coach at Stetson. In addition to his responsibilities with the pitching staff Roberts assists Coach Mark Leavitt with recruiting and coordinates team travel.
In 2011, Roberts has helped Hatters hurlers post a sparkling 3.95 team ERA while guiding sophomore Kurt Schluter to Atlantic Sun Pitcher of the Year honors.
Roberts came to Stetson from UNC Greensboro where he served as the Spartans' pitching coach. Under his guidance, UNCG pitchers recorded 411 strikeouts, which was the highest single-season total since the Spartans tallied a program-best 495 in 2003. One of his pitchers, Greg Martin, was named to the Coaches All-Southern Conference second team in 2008.
Volunteer Assistant Coach
Stetson University baseball coach Pete Dunn announced on August 4 that he has filled the vacancy on his coaching staff by hiring Josh Lopez as the programs volunteer assistant.
Lopez replaces Brian Pruitt, who left the Hatters after two seasons to become the head coach at Deland High School.
Lopez comes to Stetson from Palm Beach State College in Lake Worth where he has been an assistant for the last two seasons, helping that program to a junior college World Series appearance. That followed a stint in 2012 at Florida Christian College where he helped that team make an NCCAA World Series trip.