Jan. 25, 2007
Providence, Rhode Island - Danielle Griffiths, a former assistant women's golf coach at the University of Virginia, has been named the Assistant Director of Golf and Head Women's Golf coach at Brown University.
"When we started the search process, we were looking for someone with experience and a proven track record to coach either our men's or women's golf team," said Michael Goldberger, Brown's Director of Athletics. "Danielle's recruiting and administrative experience at the highest level of Division I makes her a perfect choice to lead our women's program."
"I am thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of the Brown family, said Griffiths, the former Danielle Roudebush. "With the tradition of Brown, the successful athletic department and dedicated student-athletes, I believe the women's golf program will succeed in the Ivy League."
Mike Harbour, Brown's Director of Golf, had coached the women's golf team for the last four years, and will move over to become the head men's golf coach, replacing Ed Hanley, who stepped down at the completion of the fall season.
A 1997 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Danielle earned a bachelor's degree in business management. As a student-athlete, Danielle was a four-time letter winner, captain of the team and also received the Coach's Award in 1997.
In the fall of 2003, Danielle was the first ever Assistant Women's Golf Coach for the University of Virginia. During her tenure with the squad, Danielle helped Jan Mann launch the Virginia program which made its first-ever appearance in the 2005 national championship following the team's second season.
"The team and I cannot say enough good things about Danielle," said Mann when Danielle left the Virginia program. "She was a true asset to the women's golf program at Virginia and a key contributor to the success of our team for the last two years. We are all very happy for her as she makes her move to New England to be with her husband, but she will be truly missed by everyone on the team."
Griffiths has coached at the Sam Carmichael's Junior Golf Camp at Indiana University, Peggy Kirk Bell's Junior Golf Camp, and Diane Dailey's Golf Camp at Wake Forest. In 2004, Griffiths coordinated the first Jan Mann Junior Girls Golf Camp at Virginia.
Danielle will also be at the Kittansett Club in Marion, MA this summer working towards becoming a LPGA Teaching Professional.
A native of Indiana, Danielle resides in Natick, MA with her husband Jamie Griffiths.