Eastern Nazarene College Director of Athletics Dr. Brad Zarges has announced the hiring of Didier Dinh as head women’s basketball coach. Dinh becomes the 11th head coach in the program’s 59-year history.
“I am very pleased to welcome Coach Didier Dinh to ENC as our head women’s basketball coach. Coach Dinh’s faith coupled with basketball coaching experience will help continue to build upon the excellent foundation that has been established in the program. It is exciting to add Didier to our staff as we strive to live out the mission of the College and athletic department,” commented Director of Athletics Dr. Brad Zarges.
“First, I want to praise God who has led me to Eastern Nazarene College. I am honored to be named the next head coach for the Eastern Nazarene Women’s Basketball program. I want to thank President Dr. Jack Connell and Athletic Director Dr. Brad Zarges for the amazing opportunity to lead this team,” stated Dinh. “I also want to thank my wife for always encouraging and supporting me in my coaching journey. I am so excited to lead the student-athletes of this team to be the best that they can be.”
Dinh joins the Lions after a four-year stint as an assistant men’s basketball coach at Gordon College. In Dinh’s four seasons at Gordon, the Fighting Scots compiled a 60-32 record while making two Commonwealth Coast Conference Tournament semifinal appearances and one trip to the CCC Tournament championship game.
He first began his coaching career in 2006 as the head freshman boys’ basketball coach at Milton Academy before joining Belmont Hill School as an assistant varsity boys’ basketball coach from 2008-2011 followed by one season as the assistant varsity coach and head freshmen coach at Boston Latin High School.
Dinh entered the collegiate coaching realm in 2012 as an assistant coach at Wheelock College then spent four seasons at Norwich University before heading to Gordon.
He also spent nine years as the 17U and 16U head coach of the Metro Boston AAU team.
Dinh graduated from Salem State University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sport Movement Science with a concentration in Fitness & Wellness. He obtained a Master of Science degree from Norwich University in 2017 in Organizational Leadership.D3 Eastern Nazarene