Jen Dunbar enters the 2019 season as Head Coach for the Birmingham Women’s Lacrosse team. She also was the head coach for the U of M Women’s LAX team. In her four seasons leading the Maize and Blue Dunbar has amassed a 47-19 record earning a .712 winning percentage. She has led the Wolverines to one WCLL Championship and two National Tournament berths. Dunbar is second all-time in wins and winning percentage at the helm of Michigan Women’s Lacrosse.
Previously, Dunbar coached the Grosse Pointe South JV squad before taking on the head job coaching Birmingham United. With assistant coaches Sam Miceli and Sarah Feiten, Birmingham United has won three Michigan State Championships. Dunbar is also credited with the formation of the Detroit Lacrosse Club, a travel lacrosse team for middle school through college-aged players on which several current Wolverines have played in the past. Dunbar’s other coaching experience comes at the youth and high school levels in soccer, basketball, and tennis.
Dunbar was a three sport athlete (participating in soccer, lacrosse, and basketball) at Ohio Wesleyan University where she earned her B.A. in Physical Education and Health. During her college career Dunbar was named all conference in both soccer and lacrosse. Jen successfully operates her own athletic training business, Real Detriot Muscle. She currently resides in Royal Oak, Michigan.
Jen’s time commitments have been substantial, but she has been able to manage them with the help from a large and varied support group. Jen is thankful to all of these individuals and groups. These supporters include: the parent boosters who have organized the programs and fundraising so she could focus on coaching; the other coaches in the league who have been there to help, support and challenge her to get better; her friends who have been fortunate to be able to coach along-side her, for without these individuals and groups, Jen claims she would not be in the position she is in today. Furthermore, Jen would like to thank the kids who have actually bought into the system, worked above and beyond, trusted Jen’s leadership and allowed Jen to be a part of their lacrosse and life experiences. To all of those people,
Jen says, “thank you.”