Daniel comes to Leon Valley from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. In Baton Rouge he had been the Head Coach of the Bocage Sharks, a team of 160 swimmers, for three seasons and the Head Coach of the Tara Tarpons, a team of 120 swimmers, for two season prior to that. He began competitively swimming in the summer of 1997 for the C.B. Pennington YMCA in Baton Rouge. He continued swimming at various clubs in and out of the Baton Rouge area, including two years on the Denham Springs High School swim team, until he aged out at 18. Prior to serving as the Head Coach at Tara Club in 2012 and 2013, Daniel was an Assistant Swim Coach at Greystone Golf and Country Club in his hometown of Denham Springs for four years. Daniel graduated from LSU in 2016 with a degree in finance, specialized in financial planning, and is currently working on his Masters in Finance. In his personal life, Daniel is heavily involved within the LSU band department, and is the Golden Band from Tigerland’s Drum Major. Daniel also sings with the Tiger Tenors, a men’s a capella organization in Baton Rouge. Finally, Daniel is the Co-Founder and CFO of Tonal Innovation, LLC.