Doug Chin
Doug Chin
Title: Associate Commissioner
Phone: 413-796-2329
Email: douglas.chin@wne.edu
Hometown: Dedham, Mass.
High School: Dedham High School '06
Previous College: Boston University '10 (B.S); Western New England '18 (M.S.) '20 (MBA)

Doug Chin begins his fifth year in the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) in 2019-20, his second year as the league's first-ever Associate Commissioner. Chin was elevated from his Assistant Commissioner position, which he held since joining the conference in November 2015.

In his time with the Conference, Chin has done extensive work on enhancing its online and social media presence. He oversaw the two most recent redesigns of the the conference website and has grown the follower and engagement numbers on the league's Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages. Chin also built up the league's historical records and developed the first original video content for the CCC. In addition to his media relations work, Chin assists with adminstrative tasks in the office including serving as the conference liasion to sport committees, serving as the conference representative at championships, drafting the conference handbook, and developing league schedules.

Chin came to the CCC after serving in several different capacities at both Pine Manor College (PMC) and the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC). He spent the 2014-15 academic year as the sports information director (SID) at Pine Manor, where he was responsible for the promotion, publicity, and social media campaigns for each of the College’s seven varsity sports. The previous year, Chin held dual responsibilities at PMC, serving primarily as head women’s soccer coach, but also assisting the SID in numerous game day capacities.

Chin began his college athletics career as a multimedia specialist and championship correspondent with the GNAC. In this role he helped produce multimedia projects for the Conference and its member schools.  He developed, anchored, and produced a news show called “Around the GNAC,” created and grew the GNAC’s presence on several social media platforms, and served as a play-by-play announcer on various championship broadcasts.

Later, Chin served as the Assistant to the Commissioner, a position that was funded through the prestigious NCAA Division III Ethnic Minority and Women’s Grant program. In this administrative role, Chin coordinated all aspects of the 2014 GNAC Professional Development Seminar (PDS), one of the most highly-acclaimed conference-level professional development programs in both New England and across Division III.  Chin also served as a liaison to the GNAC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and assisted the GNAC Director of Media Relations with weekly reports, awards, multimedia projects, and live streams of conference championship events.

Chin graduated from Boston University’s College of Communication in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism. While attending the university, he worked with for school's student-run radio station, WTBU, as a play-by-play announcer and color commentator for many of the Terriers’ varsity athletic teams, including men’s and women’s hockey, men’s and women’s soccer, women’s lacrosse, and softball.

Chin remains highly engaged in the soccer community, especially in the youth program in his hometown of Dedham. In addition to his stop at Pine Manor, Chin has served as the head coach for the Dedham Middle School boys' team, various youth squads, and the District 3 U17 boys team in Massachusetts Youth Soccer's District Select Program. He has also had the privilege of officiating two youth matches in Gillette Stadium, home of Major League Soccer’s New England Revolution and the National Football League’s New England Patriots. He holds a USSF coaching license, is a USSF certified referee, and is a member of United Soccer Coaches.

He has also been a long-time advocate for the growing sport of futsal, the official indoor game sanctioned by FIFA. Chin has been involved in futsal since 2002 as a player, referee, coach, and commentator primarily working with the United States Futsal Federation (USFF). He officiated in four USFF Northeast Regional Tournaments in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey with the first coming in 2003 when he was only 14 years old. He would later referee in the 2005 USFF Nationals. As a coach, he led a U16 boys "select" team to the 2007 USFF Massachusetts State Cup title. In 2015, he served as the play-by-play announcer for the New England International Futsal Challenge, a showcase of the sport featuring teams from the United States, Portugal, and Brazil.

Chin currently resides in Shrewbury, Mass. and is a member of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). He completed his M.S. in Sports Leadership and Coaching at Western New England University in 2018 and began working on his MBA from WNE in 2019.