Dan Koch
Dan Koch

Position:
Associate Head Coach

Dan Koch is in his fourth year as the associate head coach of the Badgers after a two-year stint serving as the head coach for the Shattuck-St. Mary's Girls U16 squad.

Dan Koch
The Koch File
Hometown
Madison, Wis.
Education
B.S., elementary education, Wisconsin, 1991
M.S., education, teaching and learning, St. Mary's, 2001
Coaching Experience
Associate Head Coach, Wisconsin (2011-Present)
Head Coach, Shattuck-St. Mary's U16 Girls (2009-2011)
Assistant Coach, Wisconsin (2001-2009)
Assistant Coach, St. Mary's (1999-2001)
Head Coach, La Crosse Logan/Central HS boys hockey (1996-1999)
Assistant Coach, Madison La Follette HS girls soccer (1986-1990)
Assistant Coach, Madison La Follette HS boys soccer (1986-1990)
USA Select Camp Coach (2005-2008)

Koch started with UW in 2001 and spent eight seasons with the Badgers before stepping down at the end of the 2008-09 season. In his two years as a head coach at Shattuck-St. Mary's he compiled an overall record of 80-30-12 and claimed a Tier I 16-U National with the Sabres in 2010.

Koch (pronounced Cook) served as assistant coach from 2001-2009 and helped co-coach the team during the second half of the 2001-02 season. He came to Wisconsin following two seasons as an assistant coach with the women's hockey program at St. Mary's (Minn.) University working with forwards and goaltenders. While also working as a third-grade teacher at Franklin Elementary School in La Crosse, Wis., Koch helped lead St. Mary's to a Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title during the 1999-00 season and a third-place finish at the national tournament in the 2000-01 season.

Before his experience with St. Mary's, Koch was the head coach of the La Crosse Logan/Central High School boys ice hockey team from 1996-99. He coached all-conference and all-state players during his three-year tenure. Koch also coached various ice hockey teams from 1986-95 at all youth levels including park and recreation leagues and travel squads. He also coached soccer in the Madison area as an assistant varsity girls coach at Madison La Follette and as an assistant for the boys team at Monona Grove High School from 1986-90.

Koch earned his master's degree in education, teaching and learning in 2001 from St. Mary's University after earning his bachelor of science degree in elementary education in December of 1991 from the UW. He is a 1985 Madison La Follette High School graduate.

Koch and his wife Jody, a school psychologist, have sons Conner, Jacob and Malik.

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