Thursday, June 13, 2024

Front Row Seat to March Madness


Dianne Nolan

Color Commentary and Sideline Analyst for Quinnipiac Men and Women, ESPN+ Basketball Broadcasts Color Commentary and Sideline Analyst for Quinnipiac Men and Women

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Head Women’s Basketball Coach at Fairfield University for over 27 years during which she led Fairfield’s major program transition from Division III to Division I through in-depth planning and execution.

Before heading to Fairfield U she was the Associate Head Women’s Basketball at Yale University, and Dianne headed program development, served as department liaison, and supported senior leadership on activity ranging from fundraising & recruitment to administrative operations & overall planning.

Dianne spends her summers at Yale as their Director of Summer Springboard Program at Yale, a program founded to give college-bound teens a supportive environment where they can explore their personal and academic passions. As a residential program living on the campus of Yale, the students gain valuable pre-college experience.

Head Basketball Coach at Lafayette College in Easton, PA for five years where she directed all facets of Division I Athletic Program, including program implementation and coordination, personnel management, talent recruitment, fundraising, and sponsorship acquisition. Established Friends Group generating enthusiasm and support for the College.

Provided guidance and mentorship to students in securing jobs. Designed and delivered various leadership workshops. Attained 100% graduation rate and national recognition while doubling average win totals.

How did she get her start?  As a teacher of course!  At Bridgeport Central High School.


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