Mike Dunbar
Mike Dunbar

Player Profile
Offensive Coordinator

1st year at Cal

Alma Mater:
Washington ('72)

  • Under Dunbar's direction as offensive coordinator, Northwestern ranked fourth in the country in total offense in 2005, averaging 500.3 ypg to become just the second team in the history of the Big Ten to generate at least 500 ypg.

  • Dunbar tutored Northwestern quarterback Brett Basanez, who set 30 Northwestern offensive records and finished second in Big Ten history to Drew Brees in career passing yards (10,580), total offense (11,576) and completions (936).

  • In 2005, Basanez set Northwestern season records for passing yards (3,622), total offense (4,027), completions (314) and TD passes (21).

  • Dunbar's offense set Sun Bowl records for total yards (584) and first downs (33) in 2005 vs. UCLA.

  • Dunbar owns a career record of 83-24-1 as a collegiate head coach. He was 29-15 at Northern Iowa from 1997-2000 and 54-9-1 at Central Washington from 1987-91.

  • While at CWU, Dunbar's teams earned a pair of No. 1 national NAIA rankings and advanced to the playoffs six times.

  • Dunbar was named the Columbia Football Association Coach of the Year and the Kodak Region 1 Coach of the Year three times at CWU.

  • Toledo posted a 36-18-2 record during his five seasons with the Rockets, including an 11-0-1 mark in 1995 when Toledo won the Mid-American Conference title and defeated Nevada in the Las Vegas Bowl.

  • As Toledo's offensive coordinator in 1995, the Rockets set 21 offensive school records, including most points and most rushing touchdowns.

    The Dunbar File

    Birthdate Dec. 31, 1948
    Hometown Tacoma, Wash.
    High School Lakes HS
    College Washington '72
    Bachelor's in education
    Pacific Lutheran '79
    Master's in education
    Family Wife, Linda
    Son, Troy
    Daughter, Lori

    Coaching History

    2006- California
    Offensive Coordinator
    2002-05 Northwestern
    Offensive Coordinator
    2001 Northwestern
    TE's, HB's, Special Teams
    1997-2000 Northern Iowa
    Head Coach
    1994-96 Toledo
    Ass't Head Coach, Off. Coord.
    1992-93 Toledo
    Offensive Coordinator
    1987-91 Central Washington
    Head Coach

    Bowl Games as a Coach

    2005 Sun Bowl Northwestern
    2003 Motor City BowlNorthwestern
    1995 Las Vegas Bowl Toledo