Brandon Dunson named assistant coach

Dunson joins the men’s basketball staff, following two seasons at Stanford

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PROVO, Utah – BYU men’s basketball head coach Kevin Young announced on Tuesday the addition of Brandon Dunson as an assistant coach.

“I’m thrilled to add Brandon Dunson to my staff at BYU,” Young said. “He’s the total package as a basketball coach. He’s extremely bright and has an incredibly bright future. Brandon is someone our players and community are going to love. He will be invaluable to me as I transition from the NBA to the college game.”

Dunson comes to Provo after spending the past two seasons at Stanford where he was instrumental in helping the Cardinal land McDonald All-American Andrej Stojakovic and Top-40 recruit Kanaan Carlyle. It marked the first time since 2006 that Stanford signed two Top-40 recruits in the same recruiting class.

He served as the associate head coach at Denver in 2021-22, where Coban Porter ranked first in the Summit League and 19th in the nation in 3-point field goal percentage, shooting 41.3 percent from beyond the arc. He spent two seasons as an assistant at Cal State Fullerton, helping the Titans defeat UCLA 77-74 at Pauley Pavilion on Dec. 28, 2019.

In the fall of 2019 he was named to the NABC Under Armour 30 Under 30, recognizing the top 30 coaches under the age of 30.

He was an assistant coach at Nevada under Eric Musselman in 2018-19, where the Wolfpack finished 29-5 and earned a No. 7 seed in the NCAA Tournament. During his lone season in the Biggest Little City in the World he worked with future NBA players Caleb Martin, Cody Martin and Jalen Harris.

In his first stint with the Cardinal from 2016-18, Dunson served as the director of basketball development. Stanford finished third in the Pac-12 in 2018, earning an NIT appearance. He began his coaching career at Arizona Christian in 2013, helping the team to two NAIA Sweet 16s and a school record in wins in 2014-15.

A native of Bloomington, Illinois, Dunson played professionally in Mexico’s Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional. He finished his collegiate career at Azusa Pacific, starting in 32 games as a senior, after stints at Arizona State, Wabash Valley and SIU-Edwardsville.