Courtesy of Oberlin Athletics
Oberlin, OH - Oberlin College Associate Vice President for Athletics Advancement and Delta Lodge Director of Athletics & Physical Education Natalie Winkelfoos announced the hiring of Stephany Dunmyer as head women's basketball coach.
Dunmyer recently completed her 16th season as the head coach at Virginia Wesleyan University where she earned a record of 250-181 throughout her tenure with the Marlins. A three-time Old Dominion Athletic Conference Coach of the Year (2006, 2008, 2012), Dunmyer led the Marlins to the NCAA Division III Tournament in 2015.
"Coach Dunmyer will lead our students to wins on and off the court," Winkelfoos said. "She is an outstanding addition to our department and greater community. We are excited to welcome Stephany and her family to Oberlin."
Dunmyer guided the Marlins to the ODAC championship game five times and two regular season conference titles. Her teams also won double-digit games in 14 of the 16 season's she was at the helm.
"My family and I are excited to join the Oberlin community," Dunmyer said. "I would like to thank Natalie Winkelfoos, Creg Jantz, and the entire search committee for this opportunity. I would also like to thank the other coaches and community members who made me feel so welcome throughout the interview process. Oberlin College is impressive in every way, and I am looking forward to working alongside great coaches in the department and with an amazing group of student-athletes as we focus on building and maintaining a championship culture both on and off the court."
Dunmyer is replacing Kerry Jenkins, who left the program in April to pursue other opportunities. In his 11 seasons, he won a school-best 117 games and led the Yeowomen to their first-ever NCAC Championship.
Winkelfoos added, "Coach Jenkins left the program poised for success and we are grateful for his contributions."
Dunmyer, who has mentored 24 all-conference players, is no stranger to the North Coast Athletic Conference having been a standout player at Kenyon College. In her four-year career with the Ladies, she scored 1,555 points and helped guide them to two NCAC Championships.
The 2000 NCAC Player of the Year and three-time all-conference honoree was inducted into the Kenyon College Athletic Association Hall of Fame in 2012. She is one of only 10 players named to the NCAC Women's Basketball 20th Anniversary Team, honoring the conference's best players from 1993-2003.
After earning a bachelor's degree in psychology from Kenyon in 2000, Dunmyer was a graduate assistant coach at Ashland University for two seasons while pursuing a master's of education in sport education.
Prior to arriving at Virginia Wesleyan, Dunmyer served as an assistant coach for Division I Indiana State during the 2002-03 seasons, helping the Sycamores win the Missouri Valley Conference regular-season title, securing a bid into the Women's NIT.
She will officially begin her duties at Oberlin later this month.