Jack Dunn

Jack DunnJack Dunn

Jack Dunn

November 2020 ~

Jack Dunn (Lincoln, 1947) has remained active on several fronts. Now 91, the former Cleveland and Wilson High School and Portland State University baseball coach has written books, traveled the world and fished some favorite waters in recent years, while keeping tabs on a family that includes 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren (with one more on the way).

Dunn and granddaughter/speech therapist Rebecca Dunn penned All Different, But the Same, a children’s book that tackles discrimination. “I’m proud of this book. It has a nice message,” Jack says.

Dunn also is the author of two editions of From the Third Base Coach’s Box, an instruction manual of sorts for baseball coaches and players. “Wade Williams, my coach at Lincoln, told me ‘take what I give you, improve on it and pass it on,’ and that’s what I attempted to do in the book,” Dunn says.


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