Coach Gunderson was at the Lady Pirate helm for 4 seasons. He unified the boys and girls track and field program under one head coach in 2008. His Lady Pirates were the state champions in 2008, defeating two-time defending champion Belgrade 77-66. The Lady Pirates won the divisional and finished 3rd at state in 2009. They repeated as divisional and state champs again in 2010.
Coach Gunderson was nominated as the Montana Class A Girls Track Coach of the Year 3 times and selected two times (2008, 2010). He was the Section 8 Regional Track Coach of the Year (Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming, Alaska) twice (1997 and 2011). Gunderson was also nominated for National Coach of the Year honors in 1997 and 2011. He was nominated and elected to the Montana Coaches Association Hall of Fame in March of 2000. He was inducted into the HOF at ceremonies held during the MCA coaching clinic in Great Falls on August 3, 2000.