James Dunwoody enters into his seventh season as the Head Coach of the North Carolina A&T women's tennis team in 2012. He served as the head coach for A&T's men's and women's tennis teams from 2001-2005, and returned to be the head coach of the women's team in 2008. He led the men's program from 11th place to 3rd place in his tenure, and has helped the women's program flourish. Prior to coming to N.C. A&T, Dunwoody served as the Head Coach of the women's tennis team at Bennett College in 2001. He spent one season working there before joining A&T. He is known for developing players that are not only talented, but are strong academically and have strong leadership skills. His coaching philosophy emphasizes playing directional tennis with discipline and a desire to win. His teams have won awards for their performance in the classroom.
Dunwoody began playing tennis, organized a club and became a tennis instructor while living in Memphis, Tennessee. A native of Jefferson City, Tennessee, he attended Knoxville College in Knoxville, Tennessee, on a basketball scholarship where he completed on the school's basketball team (1966-70) baseball team (1968-70). He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 1970. After graduation, Dunwoody served two and a half years in the United States Marine Corps. He was honorably discharged from service, after being stationed at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
Dunwoody spent 27 years as a manager at Bellsouth. He managed the fiber optics and cable for Guilford County. He retired from that position on Oct. 31, 2003.
He is also a valued member of the Greensboro community, and spends at least 100 hours annually teaching underprivileged youth tennis. He has worked in the community since he moved to Greensboro 19 years ago. Dunwoody serves as an instructor at UTSA Rally Ball, which is sponsored by YMCA and the University. In that program, he teaches tennis to youth. He also participated in Quick Start Tennis (another youth-based program) and Cardio Tennis (a program encouraging heart healthy activity for senior citizens). He is a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, as well as the UTSA and ATA Tennis Organizations. He is also certified by the United States Professional Tennis Register.
Dunwoody and his wife, Loretta, have two children and one grandson.