Entering her 10th year as a coach, Danielle Siebert continues to offer support to Maryland track and field athletes. She has maintained a strong involvement with the development of the program over the past fifteen years as a student-athlete, an intern, and a coach.
From 2002-2006, Siebert competed for the Terps cross country and track and field teams. While competing for Maryland, she won the honor of cross country MVP and established top-10 times in the 800m and 1,500m events. She held the school record in the Sprint Medley relay up until the 2015-16 season along with teammates Kierra Foster, Lynn Hernandez, and Renee Clark. That record was surpassed in 2016 at the Florida relays by Lisa Meneau, Micha Powell, Catherine Voelpel, and Alex Lucki.
After graduation, Siebert maintained her involvement with the program as an intern for two years (2006-2008). During that time, she provided indispensable administrative support and served as point person for alumni relations and events. She helped to organize a successful alumni gathering when Maryland hosted the 2007 ACC Championships. The reunion featured an appearance by esteemed Coach Kehoe.
Her primary coaching focus has been on middle-distance. As a mentor to the female student-athletes, Siebert has looked to be a positive influence on the track and field program as a whole and each student-athlete as an individual. She helped guide Alex Lucki (’18) to her first NCAA Championship event during the 2016 outdoor season, as she qualified for the 1500 meter run with the second-fastest time by a Terp (4:20.16). Lucki surpassed this time in 2017 running 4:18.87. Lucki also earned her first NCAA Cross Country trip as an individual qualifier in 2017.
As an active supporter of USATF, Siebert has served on several International team staffs. In 2017 she was the head manager for the Pan Am Junior squad in Trujillo, Peru where she organized the operations of this trip for the U20 team. She went on to serve as an event manager for the 2017 World Championships in London, England. Siebert spent the summer of 2015 as a staff member for Team USA at the World Championships in Beijing, China. Her responsibilities included athlete preparation at training camp in Narita, Japan prior to transferring to Beijing for the 2015 IAAF World Championship competition. In 2014, Siebert earned a position as a Team USA manager for the World Junior Championships hosted in Eugene, Oregon. At this competition, the top 16-19 year old athletes from across the USA competed against 212 countries and tied the record for 21 medals. In 2012, she served as a manager on the NACAC U23 team where she assisted athletes from Team USA throughout the competition in Irapuato, Mexico.
In addition to her coaching duties, Siebert is responsible for assisting in the maintenance of the annual budget, recruiting, planning student-athlete team travel, scheduling, organizing team community-service events and aiding in the day-to-day operations of the track and field program.
Head Coach Andrew Valmon spoke of Siebert saying, "She brings deep knowledge and understanding of our program and our direction for the future. As an alumna she is completely dedicated to the success of our student-athletes and our teams. She is a great extension of the staff who contributes value in a variety of areas."