enters his 10th season as a coach with the North Carolina A&T
Track and Field programs. Entering into 2012, Daniels will serve as N.C.
A&T's Interim Director of Track and Field Programs. Over the first nine
years of his tenure, he coached sprinters and hurdlers as an assistant. During
that span, he coached 11 All-Americans, 16 different individuals to 35 MEAC
Championships, 63MEAC Championships, seven MEAC
Relay Championship teams, two MEAC record holders, 26 school record holders, 92
Academic Award recipients and 107 NCAA Regional Qualifiers.
Carolina A&T student-athletes have also experienced a few firsts under
Daniels' tutelage. Alexandria Spruiel
(400 meters) and hurdler Loreal Smith were the first two female All-Americans
in school history, earning the honors during the 2009 track season. Loreal Smith became the first and to date the
only track and field athlete to win the 2009 MEAC Woman of the Year award for her
outstanding achievements as a student-athlete and her involvement in community projects. Jenea McCammon was the first Lady Aggie to
make a USATF Junior National final in the 400-meter hurdles. Dotrine Jacobs became the first Lady Aggie to
make a USATF Junior National final in two events-the 100-meter hurdles and
400-meter hurdles-and was named an alternate in the 400-meter hurdles. On the men's side, Calesio Newman won three
straight 100-meter MEAC Championships. After graduation, Newman competed in the
2011 Pan Am Games, becoming the first Aggie to be named to a USATF Senior National
has coached at all levels of track and field and has served as a consultant to
numerous elite athletes. Daniels is a highly regarded lecturer and has spoken at
the Nike Elite Summit, North Carolina Track & Cross Country Coaches Association
and numerous high schools on the East Coast.
His previous coaching
experience was at Division III Christopher Newport University, where he served
as an assistant women's basketball coach, as well as the men's and women's
assistant track coach. As the assistant
women's basketball coach, he helped the Captains post an 89-44 record overall
and a 45-11 mark in conference competition.
During his five seasons, the Captains set numerous school records and earned the school's first-ever advancement to the
Division III Sweet 16. In addition, he
also worked with point guard Karen Barefoot, the first player in NCAA history -
male or female - to score 2,000 points and have 1,000 assists in a career.
As an assistant track coach
for the Division III national power, he was a part of four National
Championship teams, coached two national record holders, six Division III
National Champions and 114 All-American citations were earned.
Daniels graduated Cum
Laude from Hampton University, earned Golden Key National Society Scholar Honors,
became an Alpha Kappa Delta Sociology Honor Society Inductee and he is USA
Track & Field Level II Certified in Sprints, Hurdles, and Relays.