Colin Dunbar enters his second season as an assistant throws coach at Long Beach State.
Last year, the Beach men won their second consecutive Big West title. Dunbar helped mentor two individual conference champions in Jason Harrell (discus) and Adam Bianchessi (javelin). The throws squad contributed 57 points to the 49ers' school-record total of 218.5. On the women's side, he also aided in the development of Fatima Vergara, who won the conference title in the hammer. The LBSU men and women combined to send six throwers to the NCAA West Preliminaries.
Dunbar was a member of the 49er track & field team from 2009-11, and is one of the most decorated throwers in school history. He helped lead the men's squad to the 2011 Big West championship by personally accounting for 28 points. Dunbar claimed the conference title in the hammer and discus, while he also finished third in the shot put and seventh in the javelin.
Dunbar was named the USTFCCCA West Region Men's Field Athlete of the Year and the Big West Men's Field Athlete of the Year in 2011. He went on to earn All-America honors in the hammer and the discus. In addition, Dunbar was the 2011 MPSF indoor champion in the weight throw.
Dunbar has continued to succeed in his post-collegiate career as he medaled with a sixth-place finish in the hammer at the 2013 USA Outdoor Championships. He also placed third in the weight throw at the 2013 USA Indoor Championships.
Dunbar graduated from Long Beach State in 2011 with a bachelor's degree in economics and a minor in entrepreneurship.
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