Sitting at a career record of 14-50 (.219), including a mark of 6-25 (.194) in Big Sky play, Dustin Hinson will be entering his second season as full-time head coach for 2016 season.
Hinson joined the Eagles in January of 2013 on an interim basis. However, after two seasons he was named the head coach on a full-time basis, back on Friday, June 20.
Hinson has injected the roster with a number of talented newcomers since his arrival in Cheney, playing underclassmen in four of the six singles positions and all three doubles positions last season. He has coached rising senior Moira Hedberg to a pair of First Team All-Big Sky awards, as well as All-Big Sky Second Team honors for freshman Janaya Smith in 2015.
A native of Moscow, Idaho, Hinson started playing tennis at the age of three before progressing into a top-15 junior tennis player in the Pacific Northwest. After four years of playing in United States Tennis Association tournaments, he earned a scholarship to Idaho where he competed for three years in both singles and doubles.
Hinson graduated from Idaho in 1999 with a bachelor's degree in fishery resources. He went on to earn a master's from UI in environmental science in 2003.
Hinson currently resides in Cheney with his wife, Jessica, and their six children.