Danny grew up in San Diego where he played for Epic Volleyball Club. He had a record 4-year high school career at Poway and was recruited and went on to play at UCLA where he graduated in 2014. With his intricate knowledge, passion, and understanding of the game, he is excited to continue his coaching career at Actyve Volleyball!
Danny began his coaching career while attending UCLA where he coached the UCLA Women’s volleyball summer camps for three years leading groups aged 12-18. In his last year at UCLA he began his club coaching career as the Head Coach of the 14-2s team at Sports Shack Volleyball Club. There, he elevated his team a very respectable 124 places in SCVA standings throughout the duration of the season. In 2013 he also coached Wildwood’s middle school team.
2022/23 - Head Coach 17 Black
2021/22 - Head Coach 17 Black & Asst Coach 12 Black
2020/21 - Head Coach 18 Black
2019/20 - Head Coach 18-Mizuno & 14-Mizuno Asst Coach
2018/19 - Head Coach 18-Mizuno & 12-Mizuno
2017/18 - Head Coach 13-Mizuno & Assistant Coach 18-Mizuno
2016/17 - Head Coach 17-Mizuno
4th Place Pacific Northwest Qualifier
2016/17 - Asst Coach 12-Mizuno
5th Place Reno Far Western Junior National Qualifier
5th Phoenix Volleyball Festival
2015/16 - Head Coach 18-Mizuno
Junior Nationals Bid 18-USA
2014/15 - Head Coach 13-Mizuno
2014/15 - Asst Coach 17-Mizuno
5th Place LA Qualifier
Archer School for Girls
2018 - Assistant Coach Varsity
2017 - Head Coach 8th Grade
3rd Place Pacific Basin League
2017 - Assistant Coach Varsity
Division 7 CIF Champions
Wildwood Middle School
2013/14 6/7th Grade Girls Coach
2013/14 14-2s Head Coach - Improved 124 spots in SCVA Rankings
Danny played club volleyball in San Diego for Epic, and his high school volleyball at Poway High. At Epic, he took his club team to two straight silver medal finishes in 2008 and 2009, and 5th place in 2010 at the Junior Olympics. He was named to the All-Tournament team each of those three years.
At the high school level, he started all four years at Poway and holds multiple records including career assists and kills. While at Poway, he led his team to a second place finish in Division I CIF Southern Section and fifth in State during his senior year. He was named All-League during his sophomore, junior, and senior year and All-CIF his junior and senior year and was also voted team MVP each of those years.
Danny also lettered in Track and Field his junior year and in Basketball his junior and senior years. In basketball he was named first team all-county honors his senior year, and invited to play in the All San Diego County Senior All-Star Game and Dunk Competition. His senior year, Danny was named Athlete of the Year at his High School. After high school, Danny went on to attend UCLA where he just graduated this past spring. He played his freshman and sophomore years under the legendary coach Al Scates before his retirement after 50 years and 19 NCAA Championships.
Playing Awards & Achievements
2008 Silver Medalist at 16-Open Junior Nationals
2009 Silver Medalist at 17-Open Junior Nationals
2010 5th Place at 18-Open Junior Nationals
3x First Team All-American (16's,17's,18's)
Holds Poway High Career Records in Kills & Assists
Holds Poway High Single-Season Records in Kills, Assists, & Aces
2010 Papa Johns Player of the Week in Basketball
2010 Athlete of the Year at Poway High School
2010 Senior All-San Diego Senior All-Star Game and Dunk Competition
5x Athletic Director's Academic Honor Roll at UCLA
I just finished my NYC tourney & we went undefeated! But the point Is- just wanted to say that Danny is such an amazing coach and completely changed my game around. Definitely someone good to have at Actyve in so many aspects. Everything he said has been ingrained in my head and has helped me so much throughout the course of preseason & my college season thus far!
So grateful for Actyve and all that your club has given me!
Bella Edwards - 2016 College Commit to Emerson College