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Dave Dunn was named the new head football coach at Catholic University, effective Feb. 1. A former assistant coach at Harvard, Indiana State, Florida Atlantic University and the University of San Diego, Dunn “is a proven recruiter and tactician who has worked with some of the best coaches in the business on both sides of the ball,” says CUA’s Michael Allen. The new coach replaces Tom Clark, who tendered his resignation at the end of the 2005 season to pursue another coaching opportunity.

In 1997, Dunn was the defensive line coach and strength and conditioning coordinator for a staff that led Harvard to the Ivy League championship and finished second in the nation in scoring defense. He helped produce six all-conference defensive linemen during his tenure at Harvard.

As the running-backs and special-teams coach at Florida Atlantic University, Dunn was an integral member of the coaching staff that propelled FAU to become one of the most successful startup football programs in the history of college football. The Owls reached the Division I-AA national semifinals in 2003, the program’s third year of existence.


In a competition with other female cheerleading teams, the CUA team won fifth place (and a No. 5 national ranking) in Division II/III at the University Cheerleading Association College Cheerleading and Dance Team Championship Tournament, which was held in Orlando, Fla., on Jan. 13–15. The CUA squad was one of 12 teams that qualified for the tournament’s semifinal round and one of seven to advance to the final round. Approximately 10,000 people attended the tournament.

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