Philadelphia University women’s soccer head coach George Dunbar has built the Rams into a perennial contender in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC).
Since becoming the head coach in 1999, Dunbar—a two-time recipient of the CACC's coach of the year award—has compiled a record of 169-87-33 and led Philadelphia to the 2007 and 2008 Eastern Conference Athletic Conference championship, the 2006 CACC title, and four CACC regular season crowns.
Twenty-four different players have earned all-conference recognition (17 CACC, seven New York Collegiate Athletic Conference (NYCAC)), including four-time All-NYCAC midfielder Theresa Irwin, three-time All-CACC first team keeper Sara Hall and three-time All-CACC selection Kelli Kowalewski. Under the direction of Dunbar, Hall earned the 2008 CACC Player of the Year award and Trisha Sileo was the 2009 CACC Rookie of the Year.
A season ago, Philadelphia went 13-8 overall and reached the championship match of the CACC Tournament. Kowalewski was a National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-East Region first team selection and senior defender Chelsea Riedell was named to the third team. Senior midfielder Melissa Copeland was tabbed for the Daktronics All-East Region first team.
Since joining the CACC in 2005, 17 Rams have been selected to the conference’s Fall All-Academic Team. Midfielder Erin Walter was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District II women’s soccer first team in 2009 and third team in 2010.
Before becoming the head coach, Dunbar was part of the Philadelphia University women’s soccer coaching staff as an assistant coach under Mike Henderson in 1998. The year before he came to Philadelphia, he served as the assistant boy’s varsity soccer coach at Shawnee High School, while also working with the Indian Mills Soccer Club and the Cinnaminson Eclipse U-19 Select team.
Dunbar—who has a NSCAA “C” License and an Advanced National License—was the head coach of the men’s soccer team at Burlington County College from 1982 to 1990.
A 1979 graduate of Glassboro State, Dunbar started his coaching career as a student assistant with the Profs as a senior.