ADM is excited to announce that Dana Brown has accepted the position of Head Girls Golf Coach at ADM. Dana previously served as an assistant volunteer golf coach during the 2018 season. The hiring is part of a reconfiguration process of the golf coaching staff that now features a head girls coach, head boys coach and shared assistant coach for the ADM Golf Program.
Coach Brown is enthusiastic about the opportunity to work with ADM Schools and its student-athletes. Her goal is to create a welcoming team environment where girls of all skill level can learn the game of golf and become competitive. Through dedication to the sport and athletes, Coach Brown desires to provide a space for her golfers to have fun, build relationships, and create a lifelong love for the game – applying respect and etiquette on the course and in their everyday lives. Initially, her main focus is to reach potential golfers and continue to build the program.
Dana is an Adel native and was part of the first ADM’s Girls Golf team to qualify for the State Tournament in 2001. Since then, golf has remained a big part of her family’s life. Dana was a volunteer coach in ADM’s Golf program in 2017/18. She is also involved in coaching local youth golf clinics and has a long term-goal of bringing golf to more youth in the community. Dana is a small business owner, local chamber member and board member of the ADM Alumni Association.
Dana and her husband, Steve, have resided in Adel since 2013. Outside of golfing, Dana, Steve and Wilson enjoy following a variety of sports (Hawkeyes, Cyclones and Tigers), spending time with family and going on spontaneous road trip vacations. Coach Brown’s favorite golfers are Justin Thomas, “The Old” Tiger, and her son Wilson (4.5).
When asked about her new position at ADM, Coach Brown stated, “I’m beyond excited for the opportunity to coach girls golf at ADM. I’m passionate about giving back to this program and helping each girl find success by setting and reaching goals. Golf provides so much – patience, honesty, challenges, new relationships and more. High school golf is a great opportunity for girls to learn this game, push themselves, build confidence and use the skills they acquire for life. The future of ADM girls golf is bright – GO TIGERS!”
“We’re excited to have Dana Brown joining us at ADM,” said ADM Activities Director, Reece Satre. “She has a passion for not just the game of golf, but also for the development of a program that builds a welcoming team environment for our girls golfers and creating opportunities within our community to foster the development of a youth golf program to introduce our kids to the game.”