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Mat Dunn was a finalist for the Coach of the Year Award at the Palm Beach County Sports Hall of Fame Banquet on Sunday evening.
"Very honored to be a finalist, said Head Coach Mat Dunn. Thanks to the sports commission for noticing the hard work that is being done, but the biggest thank you goes to my team because without them none of this is possible."
In the 2014 season, Dunn led the Seahawks to a 17-6-2 overall, and 9-0 Sun Conference mark. This is the second straight year; the Seahawks recorded 17 wins, matching the school record in that category. Northwood went on to win a Sun Conference Tournament Championship and a second straight trip to the Final Four.
After starting the season slow at 0-4-1, Northwood went on to win 12 of their next 13 games moving their record 12-4-2. The Seahawks ended their season on a high note defeating SCAD 3-1 claiming its third straight Sun Conference Tournament Championship. For their efforts, Northwood had eight All-Conference Honorees, to go along with the Conference Player of the Year award for the second consecutive year.
This would be the fourth consecutive year under Dunn, that the Seahawks made the NAIA National Tournament. Northwood shutout their first three opponents, Westminster (3-0), William Carey (3-0), and Martin Methodist (1-0) to advance to their second straight Final Four. In the semifinals contest, Northwood again fell short in overtime, falling to Lindsey Wilson 2-1. At the conclusion, The Seahawks had five players honored as All-Americans.
Mat Dunn; in his four years have gotten the Seahawks heavily involved in giving back to community. Every year the team participates in Habitat for Humanity in Daytona Beach. The team also helps with the PBG Predators camp. Also every year the team hosts two summer camps and workshops for local teams.
During his tenure with Northwood, Dun holds an overall record of 64-15-6, and a 36-0-1 mark in Sun Conference play.