Mesa Community College athletic director and football coach Dan Dunn will be inducted into the Mercer Co., Pa., Hall of Fame this weekend.
Dunn was an all-state football player at Sharon High School, but the high school and college coach of 37 years said his extended career in athletics after high school has more to do with others and less to do with him.
“It is an honor to be part of that select group,” Dunn said before heading for Sunday’s ceremony in West Middlesex, Pa.
“I have had a very rewarding career and been privileged to work with great people.”
Dunn was recruited by Frank Kush to come to Arizona State, where he played for four years and was named to the Western Athletic Conference all-academic team.
“It is going to be nice to go back, relax and see some people I have not seen in a while,” Dunn said.
Scottsdale’s Brian Sykora is the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference Division 2 Men’s Basketball Player of the Week. Sykora tallied 26 points and 12 rebounds in an 83-78 loss at Chandler-Gilbert.
He then helped the Artichokes defeat Glendale 91-78 with 21 points and nine rebounds.
Scottsdale is 9-7, 5-3 in the ACCAC.
Scottsdale’s Nedra Collier joined Phoenix College’s Jessica McDonald as the ACCAC Division 2 Women’s Basketball Co-Players of the Week.
Collier helped the Artichokes to a win and a loss on the week.
She opened the week with 17 points and 15 rebounds in a 72-64 loss to Chandler-Gilbert. She then posted 16 points and 18 rebounds in a 78-76 win over Glendale.
It was the first victory of the season for the Artichokes.
Karine Inoue has been named new women’s soccer coach at Mesa Community College.
Inoue succeeds Tim Barmettler, who resigned due to the time constraints of his teaching and coaching duties at Gilbert Highland High School, and his responsibilities with the Gilbert Soccer Club.
Inoue has been the women’s coach at Scottsdale Community College for the past two years, after serving for a year as an assistant at MCC.
Because the seasons do not coincide, she will continue as be head coach at Mesa Mountain View High.
Inoue played four years at Arizona State and a year with the United Soccer League’s Arizona Heatwave.