Brian Brodell, a former University of Wisconsin golfer, joined the program as an assistant men's golf coach in August of 2007.
Brodell competed for the Badgers in 2001-05, and graduated in December 2005 with a degree in political science.
As a prep player, the Hortonville, Wis., native was named the 1999 High School Player of the Year and the 2000 PGA Junior Player of the Year.
While in college, he won the 2003 Wisconsin State Amateur Tournament the last day shooting a 3-under-par 67, including three consecutive birdies at the finish at the Blue Mound Golf & Country Club. He finished at 5-under 275.
Brodell became a PGA Class A Professional in 2008, and played in two National Assistant Championships and the 2010 National Club Professional Championship. In 2009, he earned a spot in the PGA Tour U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee, Wis. He finished 11th at the 2007 Wisconsin State Open. At the 2009 State Open he placed 10th and was among the top five on the end-of-the-year Wisconsin Player of the Year points list in 2009 and 2010.
Prior to coming back to coach at Wisconsin, Brodell worked at Butte Des Morts Country Club in Appleton, Wis., where his father is also a teaching professional.