Greensboro, N.C. (9/21/06) -- Jason Daniels and Chris Johnson have been hired as assistant coaches in volleyball and baseball, respectively, Guilford College Athletics Director Marion Kirby announced Thursday. Daniels will support volleyball head coach Emily Hayes and Johnson will aid baseball head coach Nick Black '02.
Daniels, a native of Clearwater, Fla., has coached for the past two years at Piedmont Triad Volleyball Club, most recently serving as head coach of the 16's Piedmont National team. He has played beach and indoor volleyball for the last 15 years in Florida and the Carolinas. Daniels is a licensed massage and bodywork therapist and coaches a plyometrics program in the Triad. He has earned Increased Mastery and Professional Application of Coaching Theory (IMPACT) and Coaches Accreditation Program (CAP) I certifications from USA Volleyball and the United States Volleyball Association.
Guilford's volleyball team is 2-11 and 0-3 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. The Quakers host Roanoke Sept. 26 in a 6:30 p.m. conference match.
Johnson is a 2002 graduate of Southeastern College (Fla.), where he lettered twice in baseball and once in basketball. He was a volunteer assistant baseball coach at Southeastern in 2001 before becoming the assistant at Bartow (Fla.) High School the next year. Johnson took an assistant's job at Parkland (N.C.) High School in 2003 before becoming the pitching coach at Wilkes Community College the next season. Johnson coached the pitchers at North Forsyth High School in 2006 and works as a middle-school teacher for the Forsyth County School District.
Guilford's baseball team has 17 letter winners returning from last year's 24-18 team that placed fourth in the ODAC Tournament. The Quakers open the season Feb. 3 at Christopher Newport.