Randy Dunton

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Randy Dunton
Sport(s) Basketball
Current position
Record 77-102 (.426)
Playing career
1980-1984 Baptist Bible College
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1984-1988 Anchorage Christian HS
1988-1989 West Anchorage HS
1989–1997 Liberty (asst.)
1997–1998 Liberty
1998–2000 Marshalltown CC
2000–2002 Binghamton (asst.)
2002–2007 Liberty
Head coaching record
Overall 111-128
Accomplishments and honors
1985 Alaska AAA State Championship
1986 Alaska AAA State Championship
2004 Big South Regular Season Co-Championship
2004 Big South Tournament Championship
1985 Alaska HS Coach of Year
1989 Alaska HS Coach of Year

Randy Dunton (born December 22, 1960)[1] is a former head men's basketball coach at Liberty University. He had been the assistant under head coach Jeff Meyer, who was subsequently let go in 1997. Dunton was named the interim head coach for 1997–1998, a season that saw the Liberty Flames defeat in-state rival Virginia.[2] However, he was not offered a contract at the end of the season, and Mel Hankinson became the head coach.[3]

Dunton later coached at Binghamton University as an assistant.[4] He was finally offered the head coaching position at Liberty University after the school suffered through four disappointing seasons under Hankinson. Dunton brought in some junior college players and helped lead the team to a second-place finish in his first year back, and then Liberty won the Big South Conference championship and an NCAA Tournament berth in 2004.[5]

However, his team slipped in subsequent years and did not have a winning record from 2004–05 to 2006–07. Dunton's contract was not renewed at the end of the 2006–07 season.[6]

Dunton coached a U17 girls' basketball team in Brookville, Virginia, a team which feaincludedtured his daughter. In January 2012, Randy became the women's basketball head at Virginia University of Lynchburg.

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall

Liberty Flames (Big South Conference) (1997–1998)
1997–1998 Liberty 11-17 5-7 4th
Marshalltown Tigers (NJCAA Division I) (1998–2000)
1998–1999 Marshalltown 13-17
1999–2000 Marshalltown 21-9
Marshalltown: 34-26
Liberty Flames (Big South Conference) (2002–2007)
2002–2003 Liberty 14-15 8-6 2nd
2003–2004 Liberty 18-15 12-4 T-1st NCAA 1st Round
2004–2005 Liberty 13-15 11-5 2nd
2005–2006 Liberty 7-23 3-13 8th
2006–2007 Liberty 14-17 8-6 3rd
Liberty: 77-102
Total: 111-128

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


  1. ^ "Men's Basketball Coaches Career" (Search for Randy Dunton under Player/Coach Search). National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved 2010-05-18.
  2. ^ "2006-2007 Liberty Basketball Media Guide - Coaching Section, pp. 34-35" (PDF). Retrieved 2008-03-08.
  3. ^ "Basketball". Star-News. 1998-04-09. Retrieved 2010-05-18.
  4. ^ "Transactions". The New York Times. 2000-06-29. Retrieved 2010-05-18.
  5. ^ Kern, Mike (2004-03-17). "Higher calling: Small Christian school excited about second bid". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Philadelphia Daily News. Archived from the original on 2012-07-16. Retrieved 2010-05-18.
  6. ^ "LU News Release on Dunton Dismissal". Retrieved 2008-01-22.