George Dunbar
George Dunbar
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 215-951-5372

George Dunbar is entering his 20th season as the head coach of the Rams' women’s soccer team in the fall of 2018.

Since taking over the reins of the program in 1999, Dunbar—a two-time Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Coach of the Year—has led the Rams to 218 victories, five CACC regular season titles, three CACC Tournament championships, two Eastern Conference Athletic Conference (ECAC) championships and two NCAA Tournament appearances.

Under his tutelage, 37 different players have earned all-conference recognition, including four-time All-New York Collegiate Athletic Conference selection Theresa Irwin and three-time All-CACC team keepers Sara Hall and Kelli Kowalewski. Hall was voted as the CACC Player of the Year in 2008 and freshman forward Trisha Sileo earned the CACC Rookie of the Year award in 2009.

This most recent 2017 campaign, the Rams finished 9-9 and 8-4 in conference as freshman Sarah Patrignani was named to the All-CACC Second Team and a league-high 13 Rams were named to the CACC All-Academic Team.

In 2015, the Rams had a 10-9-3 campaign that was capped by the team’s second-straight CACC championship and a trip to the NCAA Tournament’s second round. Senior forward Carla Chmielewski scored a team-high eight goals and was named to the All-CACC first team, Division II CCA second team, and the NSCAA/Continental Tire third team. McKenna Burns was tabbed for the All-CACC first team, while Courtney Shaw earned a place on the All-CACC second team.

The 2014 season went down as one of the best seasons in the team’s history. Dunbar and the Rams put together a 14-7-1 record—the fourth-best win total in program history—claimed the CACC regular season and tournament titles, and qualified for the NCAA Tournament for the first time ever. Senior defender Hannah Palese was selected as the CACC Defender of the Year, and earned Daktronics/Division II CCA All-East Region second team and National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)/Continental Tire third team recognition. Junior keeper Courtney Shaw was tabbed for the Daktronics/Division II CCA second team and the NSCAA/Continental Tire second team, while junior midfielder Carla Chmielewski was named to the NSCAA/Continental Tire third team. Five players earned All-CACC recognition.

Dunbar guided the 2012 squad to a 13-8-0 record and a trip to the championship match of the CACC Tournament. Kowalewski was a NSCAA All-East Region first team selection, while senior defender Chelsea Riedell was named to the third team. Senior midfielder Melissa Copeland earned a place on the Daktronics All-East Region first team.

In 2011, the team posted a school-record 16 victories (16-3-2), including a perfect 12-0-0 against the conference during the regular season, allowing Dunbar to earn the CACC Coach of the Year award. The Rams advanced to the CACC Tournament final. The team finished third in Division II with a school record 0.373 goals against average. Junior midfielder Melissa Copeland was a Daktronics All-East Region second team selection and Riedell was tabbed NSCAA Division II All-East Region third team. The program placed a conference-high six players on the All-CACC team, including three first-team selections.

When the team joined the CACC in 2005, the Rams dominated the conference, posting a 36-2-5 record—including a 10-0-1 mark in 2005 and a 10-1-0 record in 2007—and reached three-straight CACC Tournament finals from 2006 through 2008. In 2006, the first year the team was eligible for the conference tournament, the Rams won their first CACC championship. Two years later, Dunbar was named the CACC Co-Coach of the Year.

From 1999 to 2003, Dunbar’s teams won at least 11 games, 13 in 2002, and made four consecutive ECAC Tournaments. 

Before stepping into the head coaching role, Dunbar was part of the Rams' women’s soccer coaching staff as an assistant coach under Mike Henderson in 1998. A year earlier, Dunbar served as the assistant boy’s varsity soccer coach at Shawnee High School, while also working with the Indian Mills Soccer Club and the Cinnaminson Eclipse U-19 Select team.

Dunbar—who has a NSCAA “C” License and an Advanced National License—was the head coach of the men’s soccer team at Burlington County College from 1982 to 1990. A 1979 graduate of Glassboro State, Dunbar started his coaching career as a student assistant with the Profs as a senior.


George Dunbar's Coaching Record
Year School Record Pct. Postseason
1999 Philadelphia 12-6-1 .658  
2000 Philadelphia 12-5-4 .667 ECAC Tournament
2001 Philadelphia 12-8-0 .600 ECAC Tournament
2002 Philadelphia 13-3-5 .738 ECAC Tournament
2003 Philadelphia 11-6-4 .619 ECAC Tournament
2004 Philadelphia 8-9-2 .474  
2005 Philadelphia 11-9-2 .545 ECAC Tournament
2006 Philadelphia 12-4-3 .711 CACC Champion
2007 Philadelphia 15-7-0 .682 ECAC Tournament
2008 Philadelphia 12-7-4 .609 ECAC Tournament
2009 Philadelphia 13-5-3 .690  
2010 Philadelphia 9-7-3 .553   
2011 Philadelphia 16-3-2 .810  
2012 Philadelphia 13-8-0 .619  
2013 Philadelphia 7-10-3 .421  
2014 Philadelphia 14-7-1 .659 CACC Champion, NCAA Tournament
2015 Philadelphia 10-9-3 .523 CACC Champion, NCAA Tournament
2016 Philadelphia 9-8-1 .528  
2017 Jefferson 9-9-0 .500  
2018 Jefferson      
19 years with the Rams
218-130-41 .613  
Career Record 218-130-41 .613