After two seasons as the interim head coach of the Eastern Washington women's tennis program, Dustin Hinson will lead the program on a full-time basis, the athletic department announced Friday, June 20.
Hinson joined the Eagles in January of 2013 on an interim basis in time for the team's spring season.
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.
Hinson owns a career record of 9-34 (.209) in his two seasons at Eastern, including a mark of 4-16 (.200) in Big Sky play.
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.