Theo Dunn was a highly touted basketball star from Star City, Arkansas, who made his impact at San Francisco City College.
Theo lived up to his billing and more, coming to Cal Poly in 1955 and becoming one of the greatest Mustang hoop stars of all time. He was a major factor in the post, using his 6'6" frame en route to smashing four school records and earning All-CCAA honors twice. His 442 points in 1956-57 set a mark, as did his average of 19.2, his single season total of 156 field goals, and his 13 free throws in a game. In 1957-58, his 292 rebounds led Ed Jorgensen's squad, highlighted by a 22-rebound effort against UC Santa Barbara.
His collegiate career was interrrupted by service in the Army, where his hoop skills wowed the crowds in Europe. He returned to the Mustangs in 1960-61, one year after his induction into the Gonzales, California Basketball Hall of Fame.
Theo retired from Pacific Gas and Electric in 1993 after 26 years of outstanding service. A few years ago he participated in basketball for the Senior Olympics. Currently he enjoys hiking throughout the San Luis Obispo area taking part in various club activities with Kiwanis and the Masons.