The ZooKeepers Family is excited to celebrate with our Head Coach Korey Dunbar, on his new position as the Executive Director of West Raleigh Baseball Association.
Dunbar, originally from Charleston, West Virginia was the 2012 Gatorade High School Player of the year. He was drafted out of high school in the 39th round by the Los Angeles Dodgers. He declined the offer and went to the University of North Carolina, where he earned his bachelor of arts in English. Dunbar was the starting catcher for the Tarheels for three years (2013-2015). He won the 2013 ACC Regular Season and Tournament Championships in addition to a College World Series Appearance.
While at UNC, he was awarded 2014 NCAA Regional All-Tournament honors and a 2015 Johnny Bench Award nomination. His totals at the plate included a .289 batting average, a .484 slugging average, six home runs and 16 doubles.
After college, Dunbar was drafted for the second time by the Miami Marlins in the 20th round. In 2018, he coached in the Prospect League for The West Virginia Miners as a hitting coach. Dunbar then accepted an Assistant Coach position at Barton College, where for 4 years, he led led their player development, recruitment, and summer camps. Most recently Korey was a middle school Language Arts teacher.
When asked about his new position, Coach Dunbar said, “I am extremely excited to join WRBA as the next Executive Director. With West Raleigh’s rich baseball history and national recognition, I am honored to help lead this next generation of athletes and their families towards success in their player development process.”
We are as well, looking forward to Coach Dunbar leading our ZooKeepers this summer. We know under his leadership the ZK players will be pushed to compete at a high level, develop their skillset, respect the game and make lifelong friendships.
Best of luck Coach Dunbar on your new position and we look forward to having you at the helm of our ZooKeepers Team this summer!