Ben DiNallo Jr.
Ben DiNallo Jr.
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 201-559-3507
Email: DiNalloB@felician.edu

Ben “J.R.” DiNallo became the Golden Falcons’ inaugural coach of men's golf in 2005. The team finished a record sixth in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Championship in both 2010 and 2011.

DiNallo is the only person to have continuously served in the Felician athletics department for its entire existence. He was named director of athletics in February 2003, shortly after the program gained full membership in NCAA Division II.

DiNallo joined Felician as a part-time assistant coach for the first two years of the women’s basketball and softball programs, from 1996 to 1998. He was then promoted to the full-time position of assistant director of athletics/sports information director, head women’s basketball coach, and head coach of the brand-new women’s soccer team.

DiNallo coached the soccer team for five years – until his appointment as athletics director – posting a cumulative record of 49-38-4. His 2001 Golden Falcons set a school record with 14 victories and won the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference regular-season title. He was named CACC and NAIA Regional Coach of the Year.

In his first season of basketball, Felician went 19-12, setting a school record for wins that still stands. He resigned in 2005 to concentrate on his administrative duties, but was named interim head coach in the spring of 2007 and served until the end of the 2007-08 season. He has 91 career victories.

Administratively, DiNallo is the treasurer of the CACC and its executive committee supervisor for women’s soccer. He chairs the CACC gender equity and hall of fame committees.

Prior to joining Felician, DiNallo coached girls’ soccer and basketball at Immaculate Heart Academy, Academy of the Holy Angels, and Emerson High. He had a .624 winning percentage as a high school head soccer coach, and won the 1990 Ridgewood News Suburban Coach of the Year Award.

A graduate of Hackensack High and the Columbia School of Broadcasting, DiNallo lives in River Edge with his wife, Valerie, and three sons.