Andrew Danna, who spent the past year as an assistant coach at LSU and previously led the Lynn University men's golf program to its first NCAA Division-II national championship in the spring of 2018, begins his first year as head coach of the FGCU men's golf program in 2019-20 after joining the department in June.
In his six-year tenure at Lynn, he produced three runner-up campaigns along with a third and eighth-place finish at the national tournament. In his one-year stint at LSU, Danna played a key role in the development of a team that advanced all the way to the third round of stroke play at the NCAA Championships.
Danna left Lynn as the most accomplished men's golf coach in program history. Since joining the Fighting Knights in 2012, he steered his teams to six NCAA national tournament appearances, including a national title in 2018 and three national runner-up finishes. The team won back-to-back Sunshine State Conference (SSC) championships in 2015 and 2016.
In his final season with the program, Danna led the Blue and White to its first-ever NCAA national title before being named the Dave Williams National Coach of the Year for Division-II. Along the way, Lynn broke program records for lowest 54-hole total (826 – FAU Spring Championship), stroke average and team stroke average. In addition, the Fighting Knights finished in the top-five in 10 of their 12 tournaments and had at least one individual place in the top-10 in nine events.
A two-time SSC Coach of the Year, Danna oversaw 17 All-Americans, nine All-America Scholars, a National and SSC Freshman of the Year in Felix Kvarnstrom and 13 All-SSC selections at Lynn. The 17 All-Americans awarded under Danna are the most during any coach's tenure in program history.
In the fall of 2016, Danna became the record holder for career victories at Lynn after the team took top honors at the Otter Invitational, the 17th time the program finished first under his direction. He concluded his time at Lynn with a program-record 22 tournament victories.
On top of all that, one of Danna's recruits at Lynn, Tomás "Toto" Gana, won the Latin America Amateur Championship and competed in the 2017 Masters.
Prior to his six-year stint at Lynn, Danna served as the head coach at Georgia Southwestern State University. In two seasons, he had three student-athletes selected as All-Americans as announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America. Named the 2012 Peach Belt Conference Coach of the Year in his final year at Georgia Southwestern, he helped lead the team to three squad victories and had two players take home medalist honors as they rose to No. 1 in the NCAA Division II Golfstat rankings.
Danna earned his master's in business administration in December 2017 from Lynn University and a Bachelor of Science in business administration in August 2006 from Mississippi State University. His wife, Carey, accompanies him in Fort Myers.