This will be Coach Mudd’s third season with Circle City. In 2014, Daniel coached the 18 Black team to a successful season. Competing at the Open level all season long, Coach Mudd took 2nd at the President's Day tournament, multiple top ten finishes, 28th at AAU Open National Championships, and earning college commitments for 90% of his team. In 2013, he coached 18 Black and his team finished 3rd in the Central Zone Shootout (Open), 3rd in the Central Zone Invitational (Open), Won the Bluegrass Tournament, the Team Indiana Classic, and placed 5th at MEQ (USA). His team also amassed an 18-game winning streak, and placed 5th at the Girls' Junior National Championships (National) while also enjoying every senior having committed to play at the college level.
Daniel has over 13 years of coaching experience at a high level. Originally from San Diego, CA, Daniel attended and played for Miramar College as a two-time starting outside hitter. He coached Junipero Serra High (CA) to three CIF championships, and multiple top college offers given. Daniel then made the move to head the boys program at MESA College (CA). During his 2 years there, he was able to bring the winning percentage from .327 to .700, and was able to arrange over 10 college offers to four year University’s. Daniel also coached club for Shorebreak National (CA) for over 4 years. He was the Head coach for ages 15-18 all top level teams. In his first two seasons was able to record .750 winning percentage, and .800 his next two while also winning bids to USAV Nationals during his last three years.
Daniel then moved to Kansas City to take the coaching job for the University of St. Mary. While at St. Mary, he assisted in raising the winning percentage from .289 to .650, multiple 1st/2nd team All-Conference nominations, and one girl playing professionally in Denmark. In between seasons, Daniel coached the 15-1 team for Southern Elite Volleyball Club (KC) while serving as tournament director, top tier coach, and placed his team in the Kansas region top 20.
Previously, Daniel coached for Cardinal Ritter High School in Indianapolis. In only two years with the program, he amassed two 20+ win seasons with a record of 50-23, back-to-back Conference and sectional Championships and one Regional Championship.
In his spare time Coach Mudd still actively plays competitive volleyball, and loves to travel for a good beach tournament. When not involved in volleyball, Daniel works as a Correctional Officer for Madison County, and loves to spend time with his dog's Piper, Aurora, Brie, and cat Donnie. Coach Mudd will be Co-Coaching with his girlfriend, Kristina, for the 2015 season.