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Coach Shelley Dinges Accepts New Position at NDP
Posted 07/17/2018 01:40PM

Notre Dame Preparatory High School has appointed Shelley Dinges as the inaugural assistant director of alumni engagement, as part of the school's advancement department. 

This is a strategic new position for Notre Dame Prep. "We want our students to see Notre Dame Prep as more than a four-year commitment, but a lifelong relationship," said NDP principal Jill Platt. "An engaged and involved alumni community will benefit current students and graduates for generations to come, and we look forward to the important role alumni will have in shaping the future of Notre Dame Prep."

Dinges began her new job on July 9. Having been at Notre Dame Prep for the past 15 years, she has participated in the lives of nearly every student to graduate from NDP. "She brings a wealth of experience to this position because she knows most students and parents as well," Platt added.

Since 2002, Dinges served the school in many roles including physical education teacher, girls golf coach and girls tennis coach. She has accumulated more wins, state championships and state runner-up honors than any coach in NDP history. She was named Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) Coach of the Year for either tennis or golf eleven times. In addition, the United States Tennis Association Central Arizona named Dinges "Coach of the Year" in 2016. She will continue to coach the school's girls golf and tennis teams while serving as assistant director for alumni engagement.

"I am excited to take on this important new role for Notre Dame Prep," said Dinges. "As a former teacher and current coach, the relationships I built with students during their four years on this campus inspire me. I look forward to having those relationships transcend beyond graduation and to foster meaningful engagement among the Notre Dame Prep community."

Dinges will also be working closely with Dads' Club. She can be found in her office located toward the back of the Guidance Building. Email her or and call her at (480) 634-8391. 

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