Justin Dunbar-Stevens completed his first season as head men's basketball coach at Penn State Brandywine in 2018-19.
Dunbar-Stevens, the 11th head coach in the 49-year history of the program, inherited a Brandywine team that captured its first-ever Penn State University Athletic Conference championship during the 2017-18 season and won 14 games during his first season on the Lions' bench. Brandywine made a return to the postseason, entering the PSUAC Tournament as the No. 3 seed in the East Division. Under Dunbar-Stevens' guidance, freshman Jacob Hunt was named PSUAC Rookie of the Year and First Team All-PSUAC.
|Coach Dunbar-Stevens Year-by-Year|
|2018-19||14-12||10-9||PSUAC Tournament quarterfinals|
From 2016-18, Dunbar-Stevens served as an assistant coach at NCAA Division III Eastern University. During his two seasons on the Eagles’ bench, the team combined to win 31 games, while reaching the conference tournament in both years. In addition to his on-court coaching duties, Dunbar-Stevens was charged with defensive game-planning, scouting opponents, recruiting and team operations.
Dunbar-Stevens started his collegiate coaching career at Bucks County Community College in 2015-16, where he began his tenure as an assistant coach, the lone assistant on the staff, before being elevated to interim head coach midway through the season. He led the Centurions to an 11-win improvement over the prior season and the team’s first postseason appearance in eight years.
A 2012 graduate of Philadelphia University, Dunbar-Stevens earned his bachelor of science degree in graphic design communication. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in business management from Eastern University.
As an undergraduate student at Philadelphia University, Dunbar-Stevens began his coaching career at Central High School in Philadelphia. He spent three seasons as an assistant boys basketball coach, focusing on player development as he saw four of his players accept offers from NCAA institutions to continue their basketball careers.