Dean Johansen
Dean  Johansen

Head Coach


Utah State Golfer Chanse Godderidge Getting a `Second Chanse' after Defeating Cancer

Godderidge will graduate from USU in May of 2012.

Dean Johansen is in his 14th season as the men's golf coach at Utah State University and in his 16th year with the program as he also spent two years as an assistant under former USU head coach Dan Roskelley.

Johansen is also the assistant golf professional at the Logan Golf & Country Club, having served in that capacity for the past 16 years.

In his first season as Utah State's head coach, Johansen led the Aggies to a sixth-place team finish at the 2001 Big West Conference Championships, which was the best finish by a USU team in six years. In 2007, Johansen coached then sophomore Devin Daniels to a second-place individual finish at the Western Athletic Conference Championships as he carded a 7-under 209 with rounds of 69, 66 and 74.

In 2009, Johansen led the Aggies to a fourth-place team finish at the WAC Championships, with both Daniels and Tyler Labrum finishing in the top 10. That fourth-place finish for USU was its best since placing fourth at the 1997 Big West Conference Championships. The Aggies also finished in the top 10 as a team in seven of the tournaments they participated in during the 2008-09 season.

In 2010, Utah State had four top-five finishes including winning the 2009 Utah Collegiate Shootout. In 2012, Utah State notched eight top 10 finishes, while sophomore Tanner Higham tied for eighth at the WAC Championships with a 5-over 221.

During the 2012-13 season, Utah State had nine top 10 finishes in its 11 competitions including a tie for third at the Weber State hosted Battle at the Tetons. Johansen also coached junior Tanner Higham to a first-place tie, losing in a playoff, at the Southern Utah hosted Pat Hicks Thunderbird Invitational with a 2-under 142 (70-72), marking the first time since 1996 that an Aggie golfer had won medalist honors at a tournament.

Also during the 2012-13 season, Utah State was one of just 79 Division I men's golf programs to earn the All-Academic Team Award from the Golf Coaches Association of America with an overall grade point average of 3.265. Furthermore, junior Tanner Higham became the first Aggie golfer in school history to be named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar.

Johansen graduated from Utah State University in 1995 with a bachelor's degree in philosophy. He prepped at North Sanpete High School in Mt. Pleasant, Utah.

Johansen is married to the former Laura Hafen and the couple has four boys, Duncan (16), Dawson (16), Beckham (9) and Roman (6).

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