Get to Know Dani Franklin

Where did you grow up?

Cedar Rapids, IA

Where did you go to school?

High School: Washington High School

College: Valparaiso University

Grad School: Mercer University

How did you get into basketball? When did you start?

I have had a basketball in my hands since age 5! My mom has been one of my biggest role models. Competitiveness, being a part of a team, and the love for the game is why I continue to stay involved in basketball. 

What is your favorite thing about coaching?

My favorite thing about coaching is that I get to build relationships with our players and our great staff! There is really nothing better than being around incredible people and the game!

What is the most rewarding part about your job?

The most rewarding part of my job is seeing our students and athletes reach their goals and dreams on and off the court.

Who does your family consist of?

 I am getting married in August to Jared! We are very close to my mom & his family who all live in Iowa, and my sister & her family who live in Illinois!

Favorite food & restaurant?

Favorite Food: Watermelon & ice cream

Restaurant: Anything Italian!

Favorite movie & TV show?

Movie: The Notebook

TV Show: Friends

Hobbies outside of teaching & coaching?

Anything outdoors! I love hiking, swimming & biking! Also love trying new foods. 

If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be?

The Rock!

What are you excited for at Waukee?

I am excited to be a part of the incredible Waukee Warrior Community. We are one big family and I look forward to helping our family in any way that I can!

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