Gretchen Browne joined the First Tee – New Hampshire Board in the fall of 2022. She brings a unique perspective as a coach educator and FTNH parent. Gretchen currently serves as major coordinator for Sport Management and Leadership at the University of New Hampshire where she teaches coaching education and leadership courses. Prior to joining the academic ranks, Gretchen gained experience coaching at the high school and collegiate levels while working with basketball teams at UNH, Wake Forest, Boston College and Princeton University.
She graduated from Georgia Southern University as a Health and Physical Education major and earned her Master’s in Education from Valdosta State College.
Gretchen serves as a Gold Mentor for WeCoach, a non-profit organization that encourages and supports female coaches at the collegiate level. She is a member of the Positive Coaching Alliance and the US Center for Coaching Excellence (USCCE).
“I’m thrilled to be a part of the FTNH mission. I’ve always been impressed by the nine core values, excellent instruction and their commitment to area youth. My daughter, Courtney’s passion for the game largely stems from her experience with First Tee and Girls’ Golf. When not teaching, Gretchen can be found spending time with her family, Dave, Courtney and pup, Hunter, hiking, camping, kayaking and of course, playing golf.