LIBERAL, KS – Tanesha Daniels has joined the Lady Saints Basketball program as their top assistant coach.
Assistant Coach Tanesha Daniels enters her first year on the Lady Saints’ staff. Coach Daniels has a wealth of knowledge and experience that stems from her playing and coaching career at the NJCAA and NCAA levels.
Coach Daniels spent the 2022-23 season as the Lead Assistant Coach under head coach Gabi Laurent at Ranger College. In her lone season with the Lady Rangers, coach Daniels helped lead the program to a 14-17 record and a spot in the Region V tournament play-in matchup against Hill College. Tanesha’s duties with the Lady Rangers included recruiting, player development, opponent scouting, implementation of strength and conditioning program, and she also served as the academic and housing liaison for the program.
Before heading to Ranger College, Coach Daniels spent the 2020-2022 seasons as the Director of Basketball Operations for Independence Community College so she has multiple years of experience of what it takes to win in the KJCCC and in Region VI. While with the Lady Pirates, Coach Daniels helped assemble a roster that went 44-14 in her two seasons on staff. During the 2020-21 season the Lady Pirates clinched their first-ever Region VI Tournament Championship earning a berth to the NJCAA National Tournament after going 20-7. In year two, Daniels and the Lady Pirates had a 24-7 record with a roster full of NCAA and NAIA talent as seven student-athletes went on to the next level to continue their academic and basketball career.
In 2019, she began her college coaching experience at Eastern Arizona College alongside Coach Cameron Turner. During the 2019-2020 season, the Gila Monsters were 21-11 overall and 13-9 in conference play. The Gila Monsters finished third in the Division 1 side of the ACCAC. The Gila Monsters had two players receive all-region honors; Danja Stafford, who is now at D1 Santa Clara University, and Susi Namoa, who committed to Western New Mexico University. Coach T’s role at EAC was to create scouting reports, get opposing teams play calls, break down film, create highlight tapes for players, she created the team’s strength and conditioning program and oversaw the student athletes’ study hall hours. Her main responsibility was to develop the post players, which included mastering footwork, perfecting back-to-basket moves, face up moves, and creating counter moves, shooting form, and teaching them proper defensive techniques and responsibilities while also focusing on the overall defense of the team.
Before beginning her coaching career, Tanesha attended Salt Lake Community College after a stellar high school career in her home state of Utah. Tanesha was selected team captain for her sophomore campaign and averaged 9.7 rebounds and 5.8 points per game. in 2015 Tanesha graduated with an Associate of Science in Criminal Justice.
Following her time at SLCC, Coach Daniels then continued her academic and basketball career at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona. During her time at GCU she was a part of two 15+ win seasons clinching a postseason berth following her junior season. After graduating from GCU in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies, she moved to Florida and worked at Impact Basketball Academy, a prep school for boys and girls in Sarasota. At IBA, she was the assistant coach for the girls’ team and the assistant coach for the boys’ prep team.
After her time in Florida Coach Daniels headed to Europe and competed for Newcastle University in England where she averaged 20.3 points, 12.5 rebounds, 6.2 assists and 2.1 steals per game in the BUCS league.
Tanesha Daniels, born and raised in Utah is one of 10 children to Mother Angie and Father Jeff.
Coach Tanesha Daniels resides in Liberal, KS.