Spotted on Campus With...Dianne Nolan
May 4, 2010
For the first time ever, GoLeopards.com sat down with a non student-athlete when it caught up with new head women's basketball Dianne Nolan. In the middle of making the move to Easton, Nolan found time to fill the Lafayette community in on basketball, summer vacations, the game of HORSE and more.
What is your earliest basketball memory? Summer in the Poconos at my mom's basketball camp with my brother. It was with House Landa and (former NBA player) Dave Bing.
What can you take from your sport and incorporate into everyday life? Hard work pays off.
What do you still wish to accomplish (on or off the court)? Win a game in the NCAA Tournament.
How would you characterize your leadership style? Friendly dictatorship
What do you look for in a prospective student-athlete? Talent, intelligence, integrity, work ethic and a good sense of humor
My pregame ritual is: Walk and listen to music
Biggest misconception about being a head coach: You only work 28 nights (game days)
Favorite drill you run in practices? Olympic shooting drill
Most embarrassing thing that's happened to me on the basketball court is: Getting leveled in a drill by a freshman on the first day of practice
Sport you would play or coach other than your own: Lacrosse
Something about me that others would be surprised to hear is: I am a good cook and love to dance
Worst part about moving: Losing stuff, living in boxes
Best part about moving: The adventure
Who wins a game of HORSE at your house? My youngest son, Josh
Best family vacation I ever took was: Cabo San Lucas
Favorite part of summer: Boogie Boarding in Ocean City, N.J.
Favorite midnight snack: Chips and milk
Food you can't live without: Peanut butter
Favorite TV show as a kid: Twilight Zone
Movie I can recite line-by-line: Replacements
Song that's currently playing on repeat on my iPod: New York by Alicia Keys