Dinah Mattingly: Insight into Life of Larry Bird’s Wife

Dinah Mattingly wife of famous basketball player and Coach Larry Bird. Behind every successful man, there is a woman. For Larry Bird, this was her lady love, Dinah. Though, Dinah got married to Larry in 1989 and still living happily ever after.  Moreover, Larry bird is currently working as a Basketball Coach and he was considered the best player of his time. 

Although Dinah kept herself out of the limelight we still have an insight into the life of Larry Birds’ wife. In this article, we go through her biography, marriage, career, and net worth.  

Quick Facts About Dinah Mattingly

Full NameDinah Mattingly
Birthdate16 November 1954
Age67 Years Old
Zodiac SignScorpio
BirthplaceVigo County, Indiana
ResidenceWest Baden Springs
CollegeIndiana State University
Major in Bachelor’sMarketing Major
Height5 Feet 5 Inches
Weight56 kg
Eye ColorHazel
Hair ColorGolden
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseLarry Bird
ChildrenConnor Bird and Mariah Bird
PassionTravelling and Reading
Net Worth$1 Million

Dinah Mattingly Early life and Education

Dinah Mattingly was born on November 16, 1954, in Vigo County, Indiana. Accordingly, she is 67 years old. In addition, her zodiac sign is Scorpio. Moreover, she’s an American citizen. 

She received her high school education in Terre Haute, Indiana. Later to pursue her bachelor’s she enrolled at Indiana State University. Dinah completed Marketing Major Form University. 

However, these are little details about her life. She kept herself away from the limelight and any social media attention. However, Dinah became famous due to her husband Larry Bird and their Love story. 

Who is Larry Bird?

Larry Joe Bird was born on the 7th of December 1956 in West Baden, Indiana. However, his parents were Georgia and Claude. Bird became a professional basketball player and led Boston Celtics to three NBA championships and three MVP awards. Moreover, he was a tremendous player of his time.

Unfortunately, he retired from playing basketball in 1992 after having a back injury. But he didn’t give up on his love for basketball and took up the position of the front office with the Celtics. Later, in 1997 he won the best coach award after the first season of becoming the head coach for the Indiana Pacers. 

Moreover, In 2003 Bird took a step forward in his career and decided to resign from the post of Head Coach and become President of the Indiana Pacers. 

However, in this long journey of life, he had enemies as well as supporters. His biggest cheerleader was none other than her loving wife Dinah Mattingly. Yet, she was always there to support her husband. Therefore, we can see her in the audience at every match and award ceremony. 

Unfortunately, Earvin Magic Johnson is the biggest rival of Larry bird. Seems like, they were against each other on the basketball court. Johnsons Michigan State defeated Bird’s Indiana State Sycamores in the 1979 NCAA Championship Games.

In June 2012, Bird resigned from the presidentship of the Pacers. However, He’s the first man in history to receive the NBA and MVP coach of the year award. In addition, the Executive of the year award also. 

Moreover, In 2013 again he came back as Pace31 operations President. After serving for five years he resigned again but stayed as an Advisory Captain. 

The Appearance of Dinah Mattingly

Dinah looks very soft and subtle in her personality. Mostly, she looked elegant in her dressing sense at award ceremonies and matches. Moreover, to enhance her beauty she comes with golden brown hair color and attractive hazel eye color. In addition to that, She is 5 Feet and 5 Inches in height. Yet, the couple looks spectacular together. 

Dinah Mattingly: Insight into Life of Larry Bird’s Wife
Dinah Mattingly

A Marriage of Three Decades

The two love birds met in college. Both Larry Bird and Dinah Mattingly studied at “Indiana State University”. After, dating for quite a time, they decided to get engaged in 1980. Furthermore, they got hitched on 31st October 1989. Fortunately, they studied together and married in the same city, Indiana. 

However, this marriage affair was kept low-key with family and close friends. Because this was Larry’s second marriage. Yes! You heard it right. Larry’s first wife was Janet Condra. 

The couple got married on 8th November 1975. In addition, they gave birth to a beautiful daughter Corrie Bird in 1976. However, the same year this couple decide to part ways due to personal disputes. 

 Adopted Children

The beautiful couple adopted two children. Corrie Bird and Connor Bird. Moreover, Corrie bird is the stepdaughter of Dinah Mattingly. Further, she is from the first marriage of Larry, born on 14th August 1977. 

However, Connor Bird is a quite famous child of the couple. Because of his Police arrest happened in February 2013. He got arrested for hitting his ex-girlfriend from the car. Moreover, this incident occurred at ‘Indiana State University’. This just didn’t end there he also faced charges for several more reasons: 

  • Keeping marijuana with him
  • Scaring people with a weapon
  • Criminal misconduct

Later, he bailed out and some of the charges were also dropped off. 


Dinah and Larry live their best life together. It’s a long journey in which she supported Larry through thick and thin. Today, Larry is coaching the new generation for basketball matches even after resigning from the post of president. 

FAQ About Dinah Mattingly 

Is Larry Bird related to Don Mattingly?

Don Mattingly is not related to Larry Bird. A rumor was created that Larry Bird is brother-in-law to Don Mattingly because both of them are athletes and Bird’s wife’s maiden name is Mattingly. 

How is Larry Bird’s wife?

Larry Bird’s first wife Janet Condra. They got married in 1975. Unfortunately, they parted ways after one year of marriage in 1976. 

However, his second wife Dinah Mattingly and Larry Bird got married in 1989. It’s been 33 years of their marriage. 

Who is married to Larry Bird?

Currently, Larry Bird is happily married to Dinah Mattingly. They got hitched in 1989. However, this was Larry Bird’s second marriage. His first wife was Janet Condra. 

How old is Larry Bird?

Larry Bird born on the 7th of December, 1956 is 65 years old. 

Did Larry Bird and Magic get along?

Earvin Magic and Larry Bird ‘A Courtship of Rival’. They were against each other on the basketball court. Johnsons Michigan State defeated Bird’s Indiana State Sycamores in the 1979 NCAA Championship Games. 

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