Linfield finished 12-13 and in fifth place in the Northwest Conference last season.
“I’m very excited to be joining the Linfield staff and leading the women’s basketball program,” Bunn said in a release. “McMinnville is a great community and Linfield is an outstanding college. I’m excited about coaching at the NCAA Division III level, where student-athletes are students first, yet enjoy a first-rate experience competing in athletics.
“The Northwest Conference is one of the very best in the nation. Players come into our program knowing they will be competing against great opposition every night. Many of the sports at Linfield already compete at a high-caliber level and the women’s basketball program has the opportunity to do the same. Our approach should be ‘Why not us?’”
Bunn was Stayton’s career leader in points (1,831), rebounds (783), assists (342) and steals (306). At Oregon State, she led the Pacific-10 Conference in scoring as a senior (20.0 points) in 2006-07 and finished her career ninth on the Beavers’ all-time list in scoring (1,163 points) and seventh in rebounds (679).
Bunn played professionally in Greece, Spain, Portugal, Ireland and Australia. The co-founder of the Jr. Energy youth basketball program, she assisted at Lake Oswego for two seasons before taking over at Tualatin