Dr Dacchi Dang
PhD, GU, MArt, UNSW, BFA, UNSW, Grad Dip, UNSW, Grad Cert, UCAN
Dacchi (pronounced Dutchy) is an AusCycling-accredited Advanced Coach (Gold) (formerly known as Cycling Australia – Level 2) with experience in developing aspiring riders, from Juniors to Masters, to reach their personal goals.
He has been involved in cycling and club racing for over 25 years. He quickly rose to A Grade in road racing in his early years and has raced in Masters Track in recent times.
As a pursuit team rider and coach, Dacchi has continually developed teams for NSW Masters competition. He has won multiple State Masters medals and has plans to continue training and racing in 2023 and beyond.
Outside of cycling, Dacchi is an accomplished artist with a plethora of works displayed both nationally and internationally. Dacchi was born in Saigon and at the age of 16 he fled Vietnam with his siblings in a small fishing boat, enduring a dangerous sea voyage and nine months in a refugee camp in Malaysia. In 1983, the Dangs were accepted to Australia as refugees. Upon arrival Dacchi had to learn english and create a new life here, with his cycling and art playing important roles in that transition.
Dacchi holds a PhD in Philosophy from Griffith University and both a Bachelors Degree and Masters Degree in Fine Art from UNSW. Much of his art explores the notion of home, trauma, dislocation and memory associated with the Vietnamese diaspora.
Advanced Coach (Gold), AusCycling – formerly Level 2 Road and Track Coach (CA L2RT) (2020)
Foundations of Heart Rate Variability Certificate, Elite Academy US (2020)
Level 1 Road and Track Coach (CA L1RT), Cycling Australia (2017)
Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) L1 & L2 (2016)
Community Coach, Cycling Australia (2015)
Certificate III Bicycle Mechanics, Queensland TAFE (2013)
Sport Integrity Australia (Current)
First Aid (Current)
Working with Children (Current)
High-Performance Coach, Bankstown Sports Cycling Club (2021-2022)
Assistant Coach Junior Development Program, Bankstown Sports Cycling Club (2016-2020)
Gold Medallist – NSW Men Team Sprint, U19, Coach (2022)
Silver Medallist – NSW Masters Team Sprint, All Ages, Coach (2021)
Silver Medallist – NSW Masters Team Pursuit, 150+, Athlete & Coach (2020)