Dana Dormann
Dana  Dormann

Associate Head Coach

Alma Mater:
San Jose State


Three Former Spartans To Play In Inaugural U.S. Senior Women’s Open This Weekend

Dana Dormann, Amy Ellertson and Juli Inkster are three of the 120 players in the field.


Dana Dormann Named Women's Golf Coach

Dormann is a Golf Coaches Association of America Hall of Fame member and a LPGA Teaching & Club Pro Coach of the Year for the Western Section.


Dana Dormann Qualifies For U.S. Senior Women's Open In July

Dormann won the event by five strokes after shooting a three-under 68


Four Former Spartans To Play In Inaugural Senior LPGA Championship

The four were All-Americans during their time at San José State.


Spartan Women’s Golf Legends Competed In Wisconsin Sunday

The tournament was part of The Legends Tour, the official senior tour of the LPGA.

Dana Dormann joined the San Jose State University coaching staff in 2005 and enters her 13th season with the Spartans. After four seasons as the assistant coach, she was promoted to associate head coach in 2009.

A three-time All-American, Dormann played on the San Jose State University women's golf teams during the 1985 through 1988 seasons. She was a member of the Spartans' 1987 NCAA Championship team. Dormann was a four-time tournament winner and the 1987 Pacific Coast Athletic Association "Player of the Year." Her 76.46 stroke average for 141 rounds of college competition puts her in the top-10 all-time on the San Jose State list.

Dormann was the 1985 U.S. Junior and Junior World champion. The win at the U.S. Girls Junior Championship earned her an invitation to the 1986 U.S. Open.

The native of Oxnard, Calif., began her professional career on the Women Professional Golfers' European Tour (WPGET). In her first LPGA event, the 1991 Oldsmobile LPGA Classic, she finished in second place. She won the 1992 Las Vegas LPGA International, birdieing her last hole, and won the 1993 McCall's LPGA Classic in Stratton Mountain, Vermont. Through 2011, she played in 228 LPGA Tour events with 27 top-10 finishes and ranks among the top 150 on the all-time career earnings list.

Dormann was also a member of the 1992 and 1993 U.S. Nicheri Cup teams that competed against teams from Japan. She was the 1993 Most Valuable Golfer of the competition.

She was one of five Spartan All-Americans to make the cut at the 2006 U.S. Open and has played in 14 U.S. Women's Open Championships. She won the 2005 LPGA T-and-CP Championship for teaching and club professionals. That win garnered her an invitation to the 2006 LPGA Championship. Besides her San Jose State coaching duties, she is a teaching professional at the Pleasanton (Calif.) Golf Academy.

She and her husband, John, have two sons, William, a graduate of UC Berkeley, and Jason, a junior at Foothill High School, and reside in Pleasanton, Calif.