Dana Haggenjos has been named the ninth head coach in Franklin women's basketball historyon May 2014. She was a former standout player and assistant coach for 10 seasons at perennial NCAA Division III national contender DePauw University.
In 2015-16, Franklin posted a 19-8 record that included a 9-1 mark inside the Spurlock Center. The Grizzlies earned a victory against nationally ranked DePauw. Haggenjos led the team to a third-place finish in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference with a 14-4 league record. The team advanced to the HCAC tournament semifinals after picking up a home tournament victory against Defiace College.
During Haggenjos' first year the Grizzlies posted a winning record and tied for third place in the HCAC. She won her head coaching debut with a home triumph over Muskingum College on November 15, 2014. Haggenjos also led the Grizzlies to a victory over Ohio Northern University, a NCAA tournament participant the previous season.
The Mooresville, Ind. native helped DePauw to a 270-34 record as an assistant coach from 2004-06 and 2007-14, including the 2012-13 Division III national championship.
A four-year varsity letterwinner at DePauw from 1999-2003, Haggenjos ranks among the program’s leaders in career points, field goal percentage, free throw percentage, rebounding and steals. She earned all-Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) honors as a senior and finished second in the SCAC Player of the Year voting. She also was named to the SCAC Academic Honor Roll.
Haggenjos moved to the sideline in 2004, serving as a graduate assistant for Head Coach Kris Huffman from 2004-06. She earned the Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Association (WBCA) Graduate Assistant of the Year Award during the 2005-06 campaign. After spending one season as an assistant coach at Florida’s Nova Southeastern University, Haggenjos returned to DePauw as an assistant coach and helped the Tigers to a 34-0 record and the program’s second national championship.
At DePauw, Haggenjos has mentored three All-Americans, and served on a coaching staff that posted 20-win seasons, captured eight conference championships and made 10 appearances to the NCAA Division III tournament.
Haggenjos earned a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from DePauw in 2003, and received a master’s degree in recreation and sports management from Indiana State University in 2006. She is a member of the WBCA.