Hometown: Milford, Neb.
Alma Mater: Concordia University, Nebraska
Brett Muller completed his ninth season as Concordia's head golf coach in 2019-20.
Under Muller's direction, both golf programs have been competitive within the GPAC and have rewritten the school's record book. Muller has coached program career scoring average standard bearers on both sides in Amy Ahlers (2017 graduate) and Nolan Zikas (2019 graduate). Muller has also tutored eventual college golf head coaches and former Concordia grad assistants Shawn Rodehorst (University of Nebraska-Kearney) and Logan Wagner (Mount Marty University).
Ahlers served as the the program's top player for all four years. Her most significant accomplishments came as a senior when she won the GPAC individual title, was named the GPAC golfer of the year and advanced to the national championships. Ahlers concluded her career with 11 career tournament wins and 32 top-10 finishes. She broke school records for top 18-hole season and career averages. Most recently, Murphy Sears '20 earned all-conference accolades all four years and Seward native Kendra Placke (sophomore in 2019-20) placed in the top 10 of the GPAC in each of her first two seasons.
Muller has also overseen the blossoming of all-conference men's golfers such as Rodehorst (2011-15) and Zikas. Rodehorst broke a then school record for lowest season average (75.15 in 2012-13) and became the first Bulldog to ever win the Blue River Invite. The sophomore moved up from 30th on the GPAC leaderboard after the fall season to top 10 at the campaign's conclusion. Rodehorst also graduated from the program with a record for career average. Rodehorst's single-season program record was broken in 2018 by Zikas (74.69), a four-time All-GPAC performer. Zikas ended his collegiate run with a career scoring average of 74.06 (current school record). A cancer survivor, Zikas was named the David Toms Overcoming Adversity Award winner for 2018.
Zikas and the men's team placed fifth in the GPAC in 2017-18 while setting a new single-season scoring average standard of 306.88. The highlight of the campaign came on April 17, 2018, when the Bulldogs won a playoff and took first place at the Midland Spring Invitational. Zikas and company also equaled a school single-round record with a 288 in the opening round of the GPAC championships. In the fall of 2019, Placke and the women's team enjoyed a breakthrough by winning the Nebraska Wesleyan Classic.
This is Muller’s second appearance at Concordia University. He attended Concordia from 2004-06 and earned his bachelor’s degree in human performance. Muller also was an assistant coach for the women’s basketball program at Concordia from 2004-07. During that time, the Bulldogs advanced to the National Tournament three times and the NAIA Fab Four one time. In addition, Muller served as an assistant coach on the men's basketball coaching staff in 2012-13.
Muller got his collegiate career started at Morningside College from 2001-04. He played basketball for two years and was a member of the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll during his time at Morningside. Muller was the assistant golf coach at Milford High School in 2010. Milford advanced to the 2010 Class B Nebraska State Golf Tournament. Muller has also worked at the Milford Golf Course.
Brett and his wife Heather reside in Milford with their daughter, Braelynn.
Hometown: Byron, Minn.
Alma Mater: Dakota Wesleyan University
Kelly Daniels began her role as Graduate Assistant Golf Coach in August 2020. She returns to the GPAC, a league she competed in as a student-athlete.
A former Dakota Wesleyan University Tiger, Daniels earned All-GPAC honors during the 2009-10 season when she helped DWU to a team conference championship. Daniels placed 16th in the conference by shooting a four-round total of 349. She earned her degree in Sports Management from Dakota Wesleyan.
The native of Byron, Minn., possesses coaching experience with the First Tee of Rochester and with the Stewartville High School junior varsity and Stewartville junior high teams. Kelly is the daughter of Suzanne Miller, John Miller and Jeff Daniels. She has a brother named Jake.
Daniels is pursuing her master’s in Coaching and Athletic Administration from Concordia.