Dana Banke Appointed Golf Head Coach

Dana Banke Named as Golf Head Coach

September 19, 2012

The Menlo College Athletic Department is proud to announce Dana Banke as the newest head coach of the men's golf program, and inaugural head coach of the women's golf team, which is set to begin competition in 2013-14.  The Northern California native is currently a class “A” PGA Member in good standing, and has had an extensive professional playing, teaching, and coaching career. 

“We are elated to have the opportunity to bring Dana into the Oaks family,” said Menlo College Director of Athletics, Keith Spataro.  “His immeasurable knowledge of the game of golf, wealth of experience as a professional, and impressive level of coaching expertise makes him a perfect fit.  With Dana at the helm, I expect our golf program to develop into a force to be reckoned with for years to come.”

Banke has been the owner and head professional at Poplar Creek Golf Course in San Mateo since 2008.  Prior to Poplar Creek, the San Jose State graduate spent time as General Manager of Callippe Preserve Golf Course in Pleasanton, CA in 2007, and General Manager of the City of Alameda's Chuck Corica Golf Complex from 1996-2007.  As far as his coaching experience is concerned, Banke has had previous stints as assistant men's golf coach at NCAA Division I's University of California, Berkeley, and University of Nevada. 

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Menlo College Athletics names Dana Banke as head coach of men's and women's golf teams