DANA HARROLD NAMED HEAD WOMEN’S BASKETBALL COACH AT GRINNELL COLLEGE
GRINNELL, Iowa – Dana Harrold has been named head women’s basketball coach at Grinnell College, according to Director of Athletics and Recreation Greg Wallace.
Harrold becomes the 10th Pioneer women’s basketball coach in program history after serving as an assistant coach at the University of Dubuque since 2006.
A native of Jesup, Iowa, Harrold gained her bachelor’s degree from Dubuque before earning her master’s degree in Physical Education with an emphasis in Athletic Administration from Loras College in 2006.
With Harrold’s assistance, Dubuque compiled the most wins in program history for a six-year period (89) and qualified for the Iowa Conference Tournament four of the past six seasons.
In 2011-12, the Spartans broke the school record for most conference wins in a season with 10 while posting 15 overall wins, second-most in school history.
They continued that success in 2012-13, setting a school record for wins with 20 while advancing to the championship game of the Iowa Conference Tournament.
As a player at Dubuque, Harrold started every game of her record-setting four-year career. She was a three-time All-Iowa Conference player, two-year captain and team most valuable player, and was named the school’s Female Athlete of the Year as a junior and senior.
Harrold ended her career as the Spartans’ all-time leader in assists and steals and ranks second in scoring. She was inducted into Dubuque’s Hall of Fame in the fall of 2011.
“We are excited to welcome Dana to Grinnell College,” said Wallace. “She has a proven track record of success, which is something that will translate well to a program that has already shown great improvement over the past few years. Her enthusiasm and passion for the game are among the great strengths she brings to this position”
“I am very excited to get started at Grinnell,” added Harrold. “I see this as a great opportunity, and I look forward to working with the team soon and preparing to compete in the Midwest Conference. I am very thankful to Greg Wallace and the athletic staff for this great opportunity.”