Dan graduated Purdue University with a Turf Management degree in 2006 but had worked as an Intern for Sagamore in 2002 and 2003. He was instrumental in working with the construction team(Landscapes Unlimited) to open Sagamore by Summer of 2003. After graduating from Purdue in May of 2006 he came to work fulltime as the Assistant Superintendent. He and his family have a long family tree of Golf Course Superintendents. His Dad, Mark "Duke" Grogan, is the current Superintendent at Anderson CC and his uncle, Paul Grogan, just retired as the Superintendent from TPC at Deer Run where they play the John Deer Classic.