More excitement surrounding ADM High School as this week, ADM announced the hiring of a new head girls golf coach.

The hiring is part of a reconfiguration process of the golf coaching staff where previously both girls and boys’ teams were under one head coach. Now however, Adel native Dana Brown will assume the role of head girls golf coach for the upcoming golf season. Kelly Roder, who was the coach for both teams, will continue coaching as the boys head golf coach.

The addition of Brown to the coaching ranks appears to be a perfect fit. Brown was not just a graduate of ADM, but a former player who was part of ADM’s first girls golf team to qualify for the state tournament back in 2001. Since then Brown has still been involved with ADM golf, volunteering as an assistant during the 2017/18 seasons. She is also involved in coaching 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.

From the initial press release, ADM Activities Director Reece Satre had this to say about the new girls head golf coach.

“We’re excited to have Dana Brown joining us at ADM,” said Satre. “She has a passion not just for 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.”