Aaron HyderAsst. Communications Director
BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU Director of Golf Chuck Winstead announced the hiring of Andrew Danna on Monday. Danna will serve as the assistant coach for the men’s golf team and he brings a wealth of experience and postseason success along with him from his prior stop as a head coach at Lynn University in Florida.
“This is a dream come true for me,” Danna said. “I want to thank Chuck Winstead and Director of Athletics Joe Alleva for their belief in me.
“I’ve been at the Division II level for a while now, and those experiences have prepared me for this opportunity. I can’t wait to contribute and be a part of this special program. I have a tremendous amount of respect for what has been built at LSU and I’m glad to help continue the tradition of excellence here in Baton Rouge.”
Less than two months ago, Danna led Lynn to its first NCAA Division II National Championship in program history. The Fighting Knights set numerous records during the 2017-18 season that included a match-play win over the No. 1-ranked national seed, West Florida, to claim the NCAA title. Danna, a native of Baton Rouge, led the Fighting Knights to top-five finishes at 10 of their 12 tournaments to go along with a program record 54-hole total low of 826 (38-under par) at the FAU Spring Championship to claim the team title whilst competing against numerous Division I opponents. Danna was named the 2018 NCAA Division II Dave Williams National Coach of the Year after the record-setting campaign for the Fighting Knights.
“Our goal at LSU is to field teams that compete and succeed on the highest level year in and year out,” Winstead said. “Andrew has demonstrated his ability to do the same. He led Lynn University to its first-ever NCAA Division II National …