Head Coach Dave Stromme

  Sixth Season in 2012-13  
  Hometown: Duluth, Minn.  
Alma Mater: St. Olaf '83
E-mail: stromme@stolaf.edu
Office Phone: 507-786-3258

1983: Graduated from St. Olaf with B.A. in political science.
1985-2002: Was on staff for sister Karen [St. Olaf Hall of Famer and all-time leading scorer] as top assistant... UMD was 370-159 in his 17 seasons... Bulldogs went to eight NAIA national tournaments and to the NCAA's five times.
2002-03: Named assistant coach at Division I University of Minnesota, where Stromme was responsible for post players, defense and recruiting... Gophers went 25-6 overall and 13-4 in Big 10 play... Minnesota defeated Stanford en route to an appearance in the NCAA's Sweet 16.
2003-04: Minnesota reached first Final Four in school history... Team finished 25-9 overall and 9-7 in Big 10 games, but defeated UCLA, Kansas State, Boston College, top-ranked Duke to reach Final Four.
2004-05: Gophers went 25-8, reaching the NCAA Sweet 16.
2005-06: Minnesota went 19-10, reaching fifth straight NCAA Tournament.
2006-07: Was interim head coach at University of Minnesota-Duluth, leading the Division II Bulldogs to a 15-14 record an a semifinal appearance in NCC playoffs.
2007-08: Named head coach at St. Olaf... Oles go 8-17 in his first season.

2008-09: Elyse Erickson named D3hoops.com All-West Region First Team.
2009-10: Oles start as many as four first years on way to five conference wins.
2010-11: St. Olaf celebrates first winning season since 1998-99 with 13-12 mark... Oles finish sixth in MIAC... Sophomore Mackenzie Wolter is All-MIAC... First year Elise Raney breaks school record for season and career blocks in first 20 college games.
2011-12: Oles reach MIAC playoffs for first time since 2001-02... Team's 17 wins rank fourth in school history... Fourth place finish in league play is best since 1998-99.
Stromme enters his sixth season as head coach at St. Olaf in 2012-13. He is a 1983 graduate of St. Olaf and was most recently the interim head women's coach at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, helping the Division II Bulldogs to a 15-14 record and trip to the NCC playoff semifinals.

Stromme spent four seasons at University of Minnesota helping the Golden Gophers to a 95-37 (.742) record and four trips to the NCAA Tournament including a Final Four appearance in 2003-04 and two Sweet Sixteen showings. His primary responsibilities with Minnesota were post players and defense. He also organized the scout team and helped recruiting efforts.

The 2006-07 stint at UMD was the second for Stromme, who was the top assistant for his older sister Karen for 17 seasons from 1985-02. In that time, the Bulldogs were 370-159 (.703) and advanced to 13 national tournaments - the NCAA's five times and the NAIA's eight times.

Stromme was also on staff with the Bulldog football program as assistant offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach from 1993-98 and taught a variety of courses in the physical education department.

Stromme is a native of Duluth, Minn. He and his wife Stephany have three children: Ella, Anja and Andrew.

The Oles Under Dave Stromme
Season Overall Pct. MIAC Pct. MIAC
2007-08 8-17 .320 7-15 .318 10th
2008-09 4-21 .160 2-20 .090 11th
2009-10 5-20 .200 5-17 .227 9th
2010-11 13-12 .520 10-12 .454 6th-tie
2011-12 17-9 .654 14-8 .636 4th
2012-13 12-13 .480 10-12 .454 7th
Total 59-82 .390 48-74 .363 ---