Danielle Foley is entering her first season as part of the Azusa Pacific women's basketball coaching staff after spending a year Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, N.D. as a grad assistant.
Before her coaching days at Dakota Wesleyan Foley was an assistant girl's basketball coach at Seminole Ridge High School in Loxahatchee, Fla., where she also headed the J.V. program. Foley also coached at the King's Academy in West Palm Beach, Fla. serving as the head coach for the junior high girl's basketball program before taking on an assistant coaching position for the varsity softball team.
As a player Foley (then Smith), spent three seasons for the Cougars, playing in 94 games and scoring 162 points from 2005-07 while earning the NAIA Women's Basketball Champion of Character award. Following her graduation she traveled with Athletes in Action, where her team toured Israel in 2010 and 2011.
Foley earned her master's in educational policy and administration from Dakota Wesleyan in 2012, and holds a master's in education from the University of Phoenix. She graduated from Azusa Pacific in 2007, where she earned a bachelor's in Biblical studies.
She, and her husband Jon, who is a nurse at the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, currently reside in Covina, and have a dog named PK.