WESTFIELD - Dawn Grinnage has been named Head Unified Track Coach at Westfield High School.
Grinnage began her coaching career while still a student at Purdue University. She started coaching 8th grade girls basketball at my alma mater Benton Central then moved on to West Lafayette.
After graduation she moved to Indianapolis and took an Assistant Varsity Girls Basketball position at Park Tudor. After a year she was offered the Varsity Girls Basketball position at Bishop Chatard and worked there for 5 years.
Grinnage then moved on to Guerin Catholic High School to start the girls basketball program when the school opened. She later served a year as an assistant girls basketball coach at Lebanon High School.
During this time she was also coaching WYSA soccer, WYSI volleyball, and numerous AAU basketball teams. This is her first time coaching track.
"I have known Dawn for many years and know that she is the best person for our Unified Track program. Dawn has a great heart for kids and we look forward to seeing her lead," said Bill Davis, Westfield athletics director.
Dawn has three children. My son Kyle is a freshman at Purdue, my daughter Arielle is a sophomore at WHS and also a participant on the Unified Track team, and my youngest daughter Ali is a 7th grader at WMS.