|Position:||Assistant Coach - Middle Distance|
Entering her ninth 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 twelve 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 and long sprints. 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).
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."
As a Senior (2005): Was one of Terps' steadiest and most consistent runners all season ... placed 24th overall at the Great Meadows Invitational with a mark of 18:56.0 ... came in 59th in 22:28.0 at the Penn State Invitational.
As a Junior (2004): Was the team's top finisher in the last two races of the season - the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional and the IC4A/ECAC Championships... had two top-10 finishes early in the season, and narrowly missed an All-Region selection, finishing 26th at Regionals (top 25 recognized)... finished fifth overall at the JMU Invitational and seventh at the ACC Pre-Meet... ran to a team-best 26th place finish at the IC4A/ECAC Championships, running a season-best 5k time of 18:35.
As a Sophomore (2003): Emerged as a dominant power during the second half of 2003... earned All-East honors after 12th place finish at ECAC Championships on Nov. 22... ran in five races, highlighted by performances at the ACC Championships, NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional competition and ECAC Championships.
As a Freshman (2002): Raced for the Terps in six meets in 2002...posted her season-best 5,000 meters time of 19:23.60 at the Appalachian State Invitational, where she finished 14th...took 22nd at the Maryland Invitational with a time of 19:43...competed in the ECAC Championships race.
Before Maryland: Won varsity letters in field hockey, cross country, and indoor and outdoor track at Central Bucks West High School in Doylestown, Pa....was the captain of her cross country team and was given the Most Dedicated Award...named to the Second Team Suburban I All-League...received the U.S. Army Reserves National Scholar/Athlete Award...was captain of her track team and received the MVP award...participated in the National Honor Society and held a 3.8 GPA.
Personal: Daughter of Andrea and Charlie Siebert ... has two brothers, Andrew and Kevin, who along with Danielle, are triplets ... winner of ACC/M-Club community service award for 2005 ... team's SAAC and M-Club representative.