Dan Trotta currently serves as the Head Men's Golf Coach at Seaholm High School in Birmingham, MI since 2019 after serving as Head Women's Golf Coach at Royal Oak High School in Michigan from 2014-2018. He is an International PGA Member, a Certified Professional Golf Coach® affiliated with the World Golf Coaches Alliance, a Level II Associate Member of the United States Golf Teachers Federation, and a Level I Associate Teaching Professional affiliated with Hank Haney Golf. He grew up in Birmingham, MI and played on the Varsity golf team at Brother Rice High School. His junior golf career included winning the Oakland County Junior Golf Championship twice and was the Junior Golf Champion at Birmingham Country Club for ten years. He had runner-up finishes in the Junior District Golf Association of Detroit Match Play and Stroke Play Championships. He also played in several state and regional competitions, including the Ohio Junior Golf Championship, Golf Association of Michigan Championship, and the Great Lakes Junior Masters. Before graduating from Walsh College with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, he attended Arizona State University, Scottsdale Community College, and the University of Notre Dame. He later earned an MBA from Roosevelt University, and a Master of Arts in Education from the University of Phoenix. Dan’s amateur career has included competing in the Local Qualifier for the US Open, the Golf Association of Michigan (GAM) Championship, Northern Arizona Amateur, Midwest Amateur, and Chicago City Amateur Championship.
Dan has several years business and teaching experience both in an out of the golf industry. His previous experience in golf includes employment at Pavilion Lakes Golf Club in Scottsdale, AZ and the Warren Golf Course at Notre Dame in Notre Dame, IN. This experience allowed Dan to earn the prestigious Certified Golf Club Manager® designation from the United States Golf Managers Association. He is also an experienced financial and insurance advisor and has served as President & CEO of Choice Benefits, Inc., a licensed full-service insurance agency in Scottsdale, AZ. Dan is also a certified high school teacher, serving as a Business & Marketing Instructor in the Tempe Union High School District in Arizona from 2007-2012.
He joined the United States Golf Teachers Federation in 2007 and completed the Level I requirements as a golf instructor in March of that year. He currently maintains the Level II certification of the USGTF and is a member of the International PGA. In 2012, Dan joined Hank Haney Golf PRO to participate in intense golf instruction education and certification. The curriculum is designed and delivered by top golf teacher Hank Haney. Dan is also a Certified Interscholastic Coach, awarded by the National Federation of State High School Associations.