Dansie to Step Down at the End of Her Contract In June
RENO, Nev. University of Nevada women’s golf coach Jody Dansie is resigning to pursue opportunities that will allow her to spend more time with her family, the university announced Friday.
Dansie, who recently finished her third season at the helm of the Wolf Pack women’s golf program, plans to pursue other opportunities after fulfilling her Nevada contract through June 30.
“The last few months have made me realize how important spending time with my family really is, which is why I am moving on,” Dansie said. “My family and I love Reno and plan to stay here. The Reno community - especially the people at the University of Nevada and Electro-Tech, my husband’s company - has been very supportive, and we have developed a lot of great relationships. I wish everyone in the Wolf Pack athletics department the best.”
In her three seasons at Nevada, Dansie led the Wolf Pack to 10 top five finishes. This season, Nevada turned in five top five showings and captured the title at its own Wolf Pack Invitational in October. Dansie also coached sophomore Melanie De Leon to second-team All-WAC honors in each of the last two seasons.
A native of Rigby, Idaho, Dansie came to Nevada after spending two seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Arizona. She was a two-time All-Pac-10 selection and All-American at Arizona State University, playing on the Sun Devils’ 1997 and 1998 NCAA Championship teams. Dansie earned her bachelor’s degree from ASU in 1999 and spent two seasons playing on the LPGA Tour. She also worked as an independent instructor in Tempe, Ariz., before beginning her college coaching career.
Dansie and her husband, Bryan, have two sons, Jordan (3) and Jaxon (born in August 2006).
A national search for Nevada’s next women’s golf coach will begin immediately.