Metzelfeld Joins Davidson Women’s Basketball Staff
DAVIDSON, N.C. — Head coach Gayle Coats Fulks announced Daniel Metzelfeld has joined the Davidson women’s basketball coaching staff as the Director of Player Development for the 2018-19 season.
“I am thrilled that Daniel has joined our staff,” said Coats Fulks. “Daniel is a selfless, intelligent, and passionate coach who displays an energy and enthusiasm that will undoubtedly help us continue to reach new heights in the A-10. In this role, he will be instrumental in aiding our coaches in all aspects of scouting and video breakdown for individual player development. In addition, he will assist with on-campus recruiting and community outreach. He has already hit the ground running and we are excited to have him here as a Wildcat with us!”
The owner and founder of Train University Basketball and an elite basketball skills trainer and coach for All In Athletics, Metzelfeld comes to Davidson from Highland Park, Ill. Metzelfeld conducted private and group skill development sessions as the founder of Train U and recruited players for the Elite Adidas Gauntlet teams and planned tryouts, practices, tournaments, and training sessions as a coach for All In Athletics.
“The opportunity to work for Coach Gayle is awesome,” said Metzelfeld. “I heard extremely positive things about Coach Gayle before coming here and the chance to learn from the experiences and knowledge she has is thrilling. The entire staff cares for their players as people just as much as they do basketball players and that is huge to me. The program is headed in a great direction and I am excited to be here and help in any way I can.”
Metzelfeld got his start in college coaching as an assistant women’s basketball coach at his alma mater, Trinity International University, from 2013-2017. During his time with the Trojans, he assisted with practice planning, in-game strategy, scouting opponents, and video exchange. Additionally, he was involved with in-season and off-season skill development and served as the recruiting coordinator.
During his time as a student-athlete at Trinity International, Metzelfeld started coaching AAU girls basketball with Full Package Athletics in 2011. After beginning his playing career at Indiana University East, Metzelfeld spent his final three years as a standout guard for Trinity International in Deerfield, Ill. As a senior, Metzelfeld was named team captain while leading his team in scoring at 14.6 points per game. His play earned him Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Honorable Mention as well as NCCAA All-Region team and the team’s Most Outstanding Player Award.
A native of Indianapolis, Metzelfeld graduated from Trinity International in 2013 with a degree in athletic training. He went on to earn a master’s degree in administrative studies with a concentration in sports management from Missouri State in 2016.