Coach Profile - Danielle Koontz
"Dani started giving private lessons to my daughters 6 years ago and the girls love her. She's also helped out as a volunteer assistant coach on a number of competitive teams that I have coached and she's an absolute pleasure both on and off the field."
President, South Bay Fastpitch
Danielle (Dani) Koontz is an Assistant Coach for Inferno 14U Bennette for the upcoming 2021 softball season. Danielle has playing experience at the competitive, high school, and collegiate levels, and we're excited to welcome her to South Bay Inferno.
Danielle began playing softball in the Cupertino Girls Softball League (now LGCS) at the age of five. She played competitively with the Cupertino Inferno as a pitcher and a shortstop. As a first year 14U, Danielle lead her team to place fourth in the Western Nationals Tournament in Colorado. Then as a second year 14U she led the team to win the Northern California Qualifiers tournament in Hayward, California.
Danielle attended Monta Vista High School in Cupertino, and was a four-year varsity player. She was also a pitcher and a shortstop. Danielle lead the team to be the El Camino League champions as a sop homore pitcher. As a senior, Danielle’s pitching led the team to the semi -finals of the CCS high school tournament. At the end of her senior year, Danielle also won Athlete of the Year in 2017 at Monta Vista. Danielle finished high school a career .400 batting average, a 3.10 ERA. She was also the 2014-2015 Offensive League MVP, won First team honors in the 2016-2017 season, and a was one of only three p layers in the history of the Monta Vista softball program with over 100 hits in her high school career.
Once completing her high school education, Danielle continued her collegiate softball career at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. Danielle was a middle infielder and outfielder during her time at Willamette. While at Willamette, she had a career .304 batting avera ge, and was awarded the NCAA All America Scholar Athlete. After finishing her career in the Fall of 2020, Dani then graduated Willamette University in three and a half years with a Bachelor’s inBiology and a minor in Civic Communications of Media. Currently, Danielle plans on attending law school in the Fall of 2021.
Danielle has previous team coaching experience as a volunteer assistant coach for previous LGCS recreational and Magic teams. Also, in her junior year of high school, Danielle began giving private lessons for girls of any age that wanted to improve their softball skills. She helps girls develop their hitting, defense, or pitching skills to give them the tools to succeed on the field. She has continued giving private lessons throughout her collegiate career.
If you are interested in any private lessons, please contact Danielle directly via the form below.