Wednesday , May , 24 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Dunne takes over at St. Peter’s

Jersey City, NJ (Sports Network) – Saint Peter’s College made it official on
Wednesday and introduced John Dunne as the school’s new men’s basketball

Dunne has been an assistant coach for the past 12 seasons, including the last
five at Seton Hall. He has also been an assistant with MAAC rivals Siena and

“I am excited that my first head coaching job will be at Saint Peter’s and in
the MAAC,” said Dunne. “I really started my career in the MAAC back in 1998
and am looking forward to leading Saint Peter’s to the MAAC Championship and
the NCAA Tournament.”

Dunne takes over for Bob Leckie, who announced his retirement on April 11
after six seasons with the team.

Leckie coached the Peacocks in 174 games. He led the Peacocks to a 10-win
season in 2002-03 followed by three straight winnings seasons to end his
career. The final game of Leckie’s career was the 2006 MAAC Championship, in
which the Peacocks lost to Iona.