Danielle Stines joined UC Davis in the fall of 2011 after serving four years as head softball coach and senior woman administrator at Menlo College. She also held the post of California Pacific Conference president for three seasons.
While at Menlo, Stines produced 17 All-CalPac performers, 26 Dean's List honorees, three All-Region players, two Academic All-Americans and an overall, four-year team GPA of 3.02. Stines also had her lone senior win the Collis Steer Award in 2011, presented to the female student-athlete with the highest GPA.
Stines came to Menlo after amassing an impressive playing and coaching resume. In 2006, she served as the head coach at Foothill College, where two of her players earned All-Conference honors. Prior to that, Stines served three years as assistant coach and one year as head coach at Cal State East Bay. She amassed a 105-36-2 record in those four seasons, including a 26-9 ledger as a head coach, while guiding one of her student-athletes to an NCAA Division III Independent Player of the Year award. Furthermore, she helped the Pioneers qualify for the NCAA West Regional in 2004.
As a player, Stines twice earned all-conference honors at Moorpark College then was a two-time All-Far West selection (NCAA Division II as a junior, NAIA Division II as a senior) at Cal State East Bay. As a senior, she led the CalPac with a .614 batting average to earn conference Player of the Year honors. In just two years, Stines set the Pioneer season and career home run records. She continues to rank among CSUEB all-time leaders in homers (15), RBI (73) and batting (.387).
After graduating from CSUEB, Stines served one year as an assistant for her alma mater under the direction of Karen Yoder. In that season, the Pioneers posted a perfect 15-0 CalPac record and finished as NAIA region runner-up. Stines then moved to the opposite coast to become an assistant at Elon and UNC Greensboro, respectively.
On the ASA circuit, Stines competed on the California Stars tour to Appledoorn, Holland, where she batted .564 to earn tournament MVP accolades. She is also a two-time ASA All-American as a member of the HI Five Women's Softball team where she won back-to-back national titles in two different classes.
In 2011, Stines was inducted into the Fillmore High School Sports Hall of Fame for her achievements in softball and basketball. She holds a B.A. in sociology and a M.S. in kinesiology with an option in athletic administration.