David Lun returns for his third season as an assistant coach for the men’s ice hockey program at Wesleyan for the 2019-20 campaign.
In July 2016, he assumed the role of head coach and assistant general manager for the Danbury Titans, as the Single A professional hockey club serves as the affiliate for the Worcester Railers of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL). During his time in Danbury, Conn., Lun was responsible for the recruiting process, while managing and developing an 18-player roster. He powered the squad to a 26-22 win-loss record, including seven overtime victories and one overtime loss.
Previously, Lun was the head coach and general manager for the Brewster Bulldogs from August 2015 – April 2016, as he put together a brand-new roster during the program’s inaugural expansion season into the Federal Hockey League (FHL). His other tasks in Brewster, N.Y., included creating a top-caliber team culture, while leading practices, warm-ups and game-time strategies. He also served as the point-person for all day-to-day hockey operations, and arranged the team’s travel plans.
Additionally, Lun spent time as a hockey and skating director at the Fairfield Ice Academy from April 2015 – July 2016. During his stint in Fairfield, Conn., he was responsible for designing the curriculum for over 200 students, ranging from ages 3-18, with classes being as large as 20 students. Lun also was responsible for managing a staff of 15 instructors.
The Grand Rapids, Mich. native graduated with a bachelor’s degree in May 2011 from UMass-Boston, as he was a four-year standout forward for the Beacons. After graduation, he played for the Cape Cod Bluefins of the FHL during the 2011-12 season, tallying 14 goals and 28 assists for 42 points. During the 2012-13 season, he suited up for the Danville Dashers (FHL), compiling a stat line of 10-26-36. Then, Lun was a two-time captain for the Danbury Whalers (2013-15), finishing with 41 points during the 2013-14 campaign, and during the 2014-15 year, he earned the team’s “Never Give Up” award.
Lun is currently pursuing a master’s degree in kinesiology from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin.