Gregg DiNardo Hired as Deputy Athletics Director for Business Strategy and Operations

HANOVER, N.H.Mike Harrity, Dartmouth’s Haldeman Family Director of Athletics and Recreation, has announced the hiring of Gregg DiNardo as the Big Green’s Deputy Athletics Director for Business Strategy and Operations, a reimagined position in the Department. DiNardo comes to Hanover after spending more than 13 years at Amherst College, where he most recently served as associate director of athletics.

“Gregg’s proven leadership skills and passion for elevating the student-athlete experience stood out during our national search for this critical position,” Harrity said. “His commitment to learning and improving himself and the teams he supports will add tremendous value to our Department as we strive to prepare our student-athletes for excellence in competition and life. I’m thrilled to welcome Gregg, his wife Allison, and their four daughters to our team.”

“Gregg’s background and track record of success have uniquely positioned him for this opportunity. He is an exceptional leader who will be immediately impactful at Dartmouth. Congratulations to him, but also to the student-athletes, coaches and staff who will benefit from his efforts!”

Candice Storey Lee, Vanderbilt Vice Chancellor for Athletics and University Affairs

“Dartmouth Athletics just got better with the hiring of Gregg. Not only does he excel as an administrator, but his exceptional character truly sets him apart. As a leader, Gregg prioritizes being accessible, recognizing the crucial significance of cultivating strong relationships within the department and across campus. Throughout his career, Gregg has been unwaveringly committed to providing the best student-athlete experiences possible and deeply in tune to the distinct challenges student athletes encounter at an elite academic institution.”

Don Faulstick, Amherst Director of Athletics

“Gregg is one of the most dynamic, innovative, forward-thinking leaders I’ve had the pleasure to work with. He is universally admired by everyone in our department and by those in the Amherst community with whom he interacts. Brilliant intellect, commitment to the department, compassion in helping others, variety of interests, organizational skills, discipline and all-around work ethic are all areas where he is exceptional. Drawing from a wealth of experience in business, coaching, athletic administration, and thanks to his outstanding interpersonal skills, Gregg can seamlessly connect with a diverse mix of groups.” 

Jack Arena, Amherst Head Men’s Hockey Coach

“Gregg was the person whose passion for the job first inspired me to pursue a career in college athletics, and I’ve long admired him as a talented and committed administrator who is invested in a holistic student-athlete experience.  Dartmouth is getting an incredible teammate who is a strategic thinker, loves to be challenged, and who takes pride in his work!”

Jennifer Baker, Amherst Associate Vice Provost

“Gregg is a smart, talented and hard-working professional. He has helped grow Amherst College athletics into a model Division III program, employing a student-centric mindset to balance academics and athletics. Dartmouth College is getting a selfless leader and difference-maker who will apply his talents to advance Big Green athletics amongst its Ivy peers.”

Ryan Bamford, UMass Director of Athletics

In this role at Dartmouth, DiNardo will be responsible for providing strategic leadership and oversight to significant business and resource functions, operations and activities. That includes capital projects, facilities, event management, financial management, information technology and equipment operations. 

DiNardo was first hired at Amherst, his alma mater, in the summer of 2010 and founded Amherst LEADS, a comprehensive leadership development program dedicated to student-athletes. In 2015, he was promoted to assistant director of athletics, responsible for overseeing all aspects of facilities, intramurals and event management. DiNardo was elevated once again in 2016 to associate director of athletics, playing a key role in the department’s day-to-day operations, as well as long-term strategy and planning. In this role, he headed several capital projects and facility upgrades, including renovations to the Mammoths’ baseball and softball fields, as well as a new tennis facility, in addition to oversight of the budget office.  

“I am grateful for the opportunity to join Dartmouth Athletics and Recreation and to contribute to the extraordinary environment that Mike Harrity is building for coaches, staff and student-athletes,” DiNardo said. “Dartmouth is an institution that I have admired from afar for its foundational commitment to both academic and athletic excellence.

“The energy and momentum elevating Dartmouth Athletics is palpable, and I am thrilled to collaborate with an outstanding team of individuals committed to the growth and success of these exceptional student-athletes. Go Big Green!”

During the early years of his tenure at Amherst, DiNardo also spent six years as an assistant coach for the men’s hockey team and helped lead the Mammoths to NESCAC titles in 2012 and 2015, eventually appearing in the Frozen Four during both of those seasons.

DiNardo worked in credit sales for BNP Paribas following his 2001 graduation and later began his career in collegiate athletics with internships at both MIT and Harvard. Since August 2023, he has served as a visiting lecturer at UMass Amherst’s McCormack School of Sport Management.

DiNardo earned his master’s in business administration from Cornell in 2009 and recently earned his Ed.D from Vanderbilt in 2023. He was a four-year member of the men’s ice hockey team while earning an economics degree during his undergraduate experience at Amherst.


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