In his first season as strength coach for the West Virginia baseball team, Chris Dunaway brings 16 years of professional baseball experience to WVU.
Dunaway most recently was with the Los Angeles Dodgers as the team’s strength and conditioning coordinator. He also worked for the Baltimore Orioles and with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Dunaway comes to WVU after two seasons as the strength and conditioning coordinator for the Los Angeles Dodgers, from 2014-15. He developed strength and condition programs for the Major League club, while establishing and implementing a comprehensive nutrition program. Dunaway and his staff also rehabbed players from injury back to competition.
Dunaway’s Major League career began as a strength and conditioning intern with the Baltimore Orioles in 1996-97. He became the Orioles’ assistant strength and conditioning coordinator in 1998, a position he held until 2002. From 2002-09, Dunaway worked in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization as the Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coordinator.
Prior to his time with the Dodgers, Dunaway was an adjunct professor at Wheeling Jesuit University from 2011-13 and a teacher and strength and conditioning coach with the Ohio County Schools.
A four year varsity letterman for the WVU track and field team, Dunaway is a 1997 graduate of West Virginia University with a bachelor of science degree in exercise physiology. He earned his masters of education in kinesiology in 2006 from the University of Texas-Tyler in 2006 and in 2010 got an accelerated certification for teaching in biology/general science from Wheeling Jesuit University.
A Wheeling, West Virginia, native, Dunaway lives in Wheeling with his wife, Dawn and their son, Luke (10) and daughter, Julia (8).