Recreation and Sport Sciences,
Daniel enters his third season as the head women’s basketball coach at
seasons at the helm of the program, Daniel has tallied a 30-22 (.576) record
overall, with a 23-13 (.638) record in Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference
play. The 30 wins are the fourth most overall wins in school history, while the
23 wins are the second most conference wins in the history of the program.
the Panthers are coming off a strong showing in the 2013-14 campaign with an
overall record of 15-12 and 10-8 in the AMCC. They reached the semi-finals of
the AMCC tournament, their fifth straight tournament appearance. Junior Alicia
Kimmel earned all-conference honors as a member of the second team.
At the conclusion
of the 2013-14 slate, Daniel became the first coach in school history to have
back-to-back winning seasons.
In his first
year, Daniel guided the Panthers to a 15-10 overall record and posted a 13-5 AMCC record, the most conference wins in school history. Daniel went on to earn co-AMCC Coach of the Year honors. The honor made him the first coach to win a
coach of the year award in his first season at the helm.
The 15 wins
were tied for third most all-time in program history and the Panthers finished the year in third place.
coached three AMCC all-Conference performers, 12 AMCC Academic all-Conference
members and 16 players who have made the Pitt-Bradford Dean’s List (3.50 GPA or
higher). The team has maintained a grade point average of at least 3.00 during
Daniel’s tenure thus far.
currently participate in a minimum of five team community service
events/programs throughout the year.
coming to Pitt-Bradford, Daniel helped the Kenyon College Ladies to a 19-8
record and the semifinals of the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC)
tournament. He coached three NCAC all-conference selections, including a
D3hoops.com All-Great Lakes Region third-team pick.
joining Kenyon, Daniel was as an assistant coach at St. Mary’s College in Notre
Dame, Ind., from 2008-11. In three seasons, he helped direct the women’s
basketball team to a record of 50-31 and three consecutive appearances in the
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) conference tournament.
In his final
season with the St. Mary’s Belles, he served as the interim coach for the
team’s first six games while the head coach was on leave. Daniel led St. Mary’s
to a 5-1 start and the first Tip-Off Tournament championship in school history.
The Belles went on to win a school-record 18 games that season. He coached
seven MIAA all-conference selections while at St. Mary’s, including the 2008-09
Defensive Player of the Year, and guided the Belles to an upset of the No. 1 team
in NCAA Division III in his first season.
basketball, Daniel serves as the Pitt-Bradford Staff Association President for
the 2014-15 year. He is also the adviser to the Pitt-Bradford Student-Athlete
Advisory Committee (SAAC) and to the Pitt-Bradford Chapter of Kappa Sigma
Fraternity. In addition to these duties, Daniel is also the Women’s Basketball
Coaches Association (WBCA) Conference Captain.