Dunbar comes back to Pac-12, but this time with the Cal Bears

December 25, 2020

Trevor Dunbar

The running career of Kodiak’s Trevor Dunbar is the stuff of legends.

His success ranges from seven-time prep champion to junior national champion to eight-time NCAA All-American to the professional ranks.

Dunbar has added a new chapter: college coach.

The 29-year-old was just hired by the University of California Berkeley as a new assistant coach for cross country and distance running.

“I am thrilled to welcome Trevor to the Cal family,” said Cal’s operations director Robyne Johnson. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and world-class experience with him to help our young team grow and compete at the highest level.”

Dunbar, of Kodiak High fame, will join his fourth NCAA D1 program since the end of his college career in 2014. He spent a few years coaching at his alma mater at Oregon (2014-2016) before taking similar jobs at Boston (2018) and Florida State (2019).

His new gig at Cal will bring him back to the Pac-12 Conference.

At Oregon, the decorated distance runner earned All-Pac-12 honors in the 1,500, 5,000 and 8,000 in track and helped the Ducks win two national championships as a team. He was also named Pac-12 Newcomer of the Year in cross country.

In 2013, Dunbar became the first Alaskan to break the famed four-minute mark in the mile.