David B. Hinman
B.A., Hobart; M.Ed., Boston University
Director of Athletics, Mathematics, Admissions
Work Phone: 860-945-7707
Year Appointed: 1999
No stranger to independent schools after growing up at the Holderness School in NH, Dave came back to Taft after earning his Ed. M from Boston University. A 1987 Taft grad, Dave lettered in football, basketball and baseball. After graduating from Hobart College in 1991, Dave went on to teach and coach at the Rippowam Cisqua for six years. Following his time at Rippowam, he moved to Boston earning a master’s at Boston University and coaching football, basketball and baseball at St. Sebastian's in Needham, Massachusetts.
Upon his return to Taft, Dave has worked as an admission officer and math teacher. He was appointed athletic director in 2000 and continues to work with the Admission Office and teach math. Dave has served as head coach of the varsity basketball team for 10 years. During his tenure as coach at Taft, the team has seen some of its best seasons as a program and have qualified for the New England tournament five times and won three league titles. Dave has also served as a varsity baseball and football coach. He lives on Campus with his wife Ellen. They have three children: Emily, Sam and Charlie.