Philadelphia University women’s soccer head coach George Dunbar has built the Lady Rams into a perennial contender in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC).
Since becoming the head coach in 1999, Dunbar has compiled a record of 156-79-33 and led the Lady Rams 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 (17 CACC, seven New York Collegiate Athletic Conference (NYCAC)) recognition, including four-time All-NYCAC midfielder Theresa Irwin and three-time All-CACC first team keeper Sara Hall. Dunbar also helped Hall earn the 2008 CACC Player of the Year award and Trisha Sileo become the 2009 CACC Rookie of the Year.
In 2011 Dunbar, the program’s all-time wininingest coach, was tabbed as the CACC Coach of the Year for the second time—the first time was in 2008—after the Lady Rams posted a school-record 16 wins (16-3-2), a perfect 12-0-0 against the CACC, and reached the CACC Tournament final. Defender Chelsea Riedell was named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Division II All-East Region women's soccer third team and midfielder Melissa Copeland was voted onto the Daktronics All-East Region women's soccer second team.
Since joining the CACC in 2005, 12 Lady 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.