Dan Giordano begins his 15th full season as the head coach of the Stormy Petrel baseball program. He earned his 200th win in 2017 and has the most career wins in the NCAA history of Oglethorpe baseball since taking over the reins of the program. In 2015, the Petrels set an NCAA-era record with 26 wins and a .630 winning percentage. They finished in fourth place in the tough Southern Athletic Association and placed nine players on the All-SAA team, including the SAA Newcomer of the Year. Giordano was named SAA Coach of the Year for the efforts in leading the Petrels. In early 2016, the Petrels received the Phil Niekro Scholarship Award from the Braves 400 Fan Club, which is given to an outstanding college program in Georgia.
Over his career, Giordano has coached 41 all-conference members, six ABCA All-South region members and three D3baseball.com All-South region members. From 2009-11, the Petrels recorded 56 wins, the second most n school history during a 3-year stretch in the NCAA era. In 2009, the Petrels had their first winning season since 1997 and Giordano was named Georgia Dugout Club Coach of the Year at the Division III level. That year, they also had their first player drafted in the modern era in Daniel Sarisky (40th round, Houston Astros).
Giordano is no stranger to the program as he played for the Petrels from 1999-2002. In 2002, he was named First Team ALL-SCAC and was Oglethorpe’s Pitcher of the Year. He was hired as the pitching coach upon graduation and was named interim head coach halfway through 2004. In 2005, he was handed the reigns of the program on a full-time basis.
Giordano also serves as the Assistant Athletic Director for the Oglethorpe Athletic Department.
He currently resides in Brookhaven, Georgia, with his wife, Raven and are expecting a baby girl in June.