Dana Harrold

2 Reviews
Overall Recommendation
0%

Grinnell College - Grinnell, IA

Women's Basketball Head Coach, Women's Softball Assistant Coach
Division: NCAA III
Conference: Midwest | MWC
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Overall
1.5
Caring
1.5
Motivational
1.5
Knowledgeable
2.5
Honest
1.5
Overall
Caring
Motivational
Knowledgeable
Honest
1.5
1.5
1.5
2.5
1.5

Women's Basketball Head Coach

Disappointed

Date: April 25, 2022
2.4
Average Rating
Recommended
No
Overall
2
Caring
2
Motivational
2
Knowledgeable
4
Honest
2
Overall
Caring
Motivational
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4
2
Playing for Coach Harrold has been a disappointment. I feel that I regressed from my high school abilities when I came to play for her. I used to like her fun approach for practices and she definitely knows the game of basketball, but players do not actually get better throughout the season. Unless you play the exact position that she played in college, she won’t care about you. Her practices are disorganized, she spends too much time going over 30 plays when only 2 are ever used, and players have actually wanted more discipline and to do more running because there is such little intensity in the practices. After games, her approach was “we didn’t do too bad!” which isn’t conducive for a team that wants to achieve greatness. Games and practices aside, her communication skills are the most disappointing. If you have any concerns or questions as a player, you will be dismissed and judged. If you have any kind of injury, you are going to have a really hard time convincing her to let you play again. She has her favorites, usually the ones that suck up to her, and if you don’t solidify that position in the beginning of your first year, you won’t have a chance.
2.4
Average Rating
Recommended
No

Women's Basketball Head Coach

Disappointed

Overall
2
Caring
2
Motivational
2
Knowledgeable
4
Honest
2
Overall
Caring
Motivational
Knowledgeable
Honest
2
2
2
4
2
Playing for Coach Harrold has been a disappointment. I feel that I regressed from my high school abilities when I came to play for her. I used to like her fun approach for practices and she definitely knows the game of basketball, but players do not actually get better throughout the season. Unless you play the exact position that she played in college, she won’t care about you. Her practices are disorganized, she spends too much time going over 30 plays when only 2 are ever used, and players have actually wanted more discipline and to do more running because there is such little intensity in the practices. After games, her approach was “we didn’t do too bad!” which isn’t conducive for a team that wants to achieve greatness. Games and practices aside, her communication skills are the most disappointing. If you have any concerns or questions as a player, you will be dismissed and judged. If you have any kind of injury, you are going to have a really hard time convincing her to let you play again. She has her favorites, usually the ones that suck up to her, and if you don’t solidify that position in the beginning of your first year, you won’t have a chance.

Women's Basketball Head Coach

Huge Regret

Date: March 11, 2022
1.0
Average Rating
Recommended
No
Overall
1
Caring
1
Motivational
1
Knowledgeable
1
Honest
1
Overall
Caring
Motivational
Knowledgeable
Honest
1
1
1
1
1
Do not commit to go to Iowa for this woman. Worst coach I’ve ever seen. Half of my recruit class transferred away or quit. Over half of the year after me left or quit too. Grinnell College Athletics are unfair, uncomfortable, unfulfilling, and a death sentence for an athlete’s love of the game.
1.0
Average Rating
Recommended
No

Women's Basketball Head Coach

Huge Regret

Overall
1
Caring
1
Motivational
1
Knowledgeable
1
Honest
1
Overall
Caring
Motivational
Knowledgeable
Honest
1
1
1
1
1
Date: March 11, 2022
Do not commit to go to Iowa for this woman. Worst coach I’ve ever seen. Half of my recruit class transferred away or quit. Over half of the year after me left or quit too. Grinnell College Athletics are unfair, uncomfortable, unfulfilling, and a death sentence for an athlete’s love of the game.

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