Golf - Coed Varsity
Archbishop Hannan has both a boy's and a girl's golf team.
Last year's boys team advanced to the state competition where one of the golfers, Nick Daniel finished second in the state in his Division. Daniel is now playing collegiate golf at Louisiana Tech on scholarship.
The girl's team had four players and missed the cut at the Regional meet by one stroke and did not advance to the state playoff competition in Lafayette.
Both teams have competed in two of the last three years at the state playoff competition and the team is looking to build on that foundation of success.
Because golf is a year-long sport under LHSAA rules, informal practice will begin in mid-September and will continue sporadically through January.
Informal practice will occur two of three times per week. Formal matches and practices will begin the first day in February. Starting in February the team will practice or have matches three or four times per week, Monday through Thursday. Occasionally, the team may practice Friday or Saturday due to weather. All players are encouraged to practice on their own outside of the team's existing practice schedule. The team's home course for practices and matches is Tchefuncte Country Club.
Coach Chuck Daniel's Coaching Philosophy
Coach Daniel is a native of Birmingham, Alabama and an alumnus of Mountain Brook High School (class of 1987). He graduated Cum Laude with a BA from Mississippi State University in 1992 where he also was a 4 year letterman, 2 time co-captain and 2 time academic All-American on the baseball team. Upon graduation, he was drafted in the 19th round by the Chicago Cubs and played 2 years in their minor league organization. After injuring his shoulder, Coach Daniel left baseball and went to law school at Loyola of New Orleans where he graduated in 1996. He then practiced law in New Orleans for 7 years.
In 2003, Coach Daniel began his coaching career as an assistant golf professional and PGA apprentice at Money Hill. He was appointed to the Recreation Board at Coquille in 2008 where he still serves in that capacity today. He has coached basketball and golf at Hannan since 2011.
Coach Daniel draws upon his experiences as a student-athlete, professional athlete and professional in the business world to help teach life lessons through sports to his Hannan student athletes. At the heart of his coaching philosophy is John Wooden’s definition of success, “Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to do your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.” His goal is to help each student at Hannan be the best person they are capable of becoming both on and off the field of competition.