Boys’ Head Coach

Coach Dunn has coached at DHHS for 20 years. He has helped coach the Dolphins to 17 League Titles, 10 County Titles, 3 State Titles, and 8 National appearances. Coach Dunn was name the OC Cross Country “Coach of the Year” in 2017. He was awarded “Coach With Character” in 2019 by the Orange County Athletic Directer’s Association.

He was the Boys’ Head Track Coach for 10 years.  During his tenure, Coach Dunn has won 7 South Coast League Titles and was named Orange County Track and Field “Coach of the Year” two years in a row (’08 & ’09). He is the only coach in County history to have won 4 consecutive Orange County Championships (’08-’11). In 2010 his team placed 5th at Nike Track Nationals and 10th in 2011! He led his team to a Div1 CIF title in 2009, which was the first ever in the Capistrano Unified School District!

Coach Dunn is an Alumni of DHHS; he ran both Cross Country and Track in the early 1990’s. Coach Dunn teaches College & Career Prep, Academic Intervention, and Physical Education at Dana Hills. Coach Dunn has two children, Cody and Riley, and is married to Julie Dunn.

Contact Info:   949-395-1351

Girls’ Head Coach

Nic Smith has been coaching at Dana Hills for a few years as an assistant coach on the boys side. This is his second year as the Girls’ Head Coach. He made it to CIF with the girls his first year as a head Coach, and has hopes for the State Meet this year!

Coach Smith teaches at Dana Hills and is a former Dolphin himself. He ran Cross Country for Coach Butler.

Contact Info:    949-510-9293



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