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Athletic Director

Daniel Rathmell

Dan took over as Athletic Director in November of 2013 after Tom O’Connor retired after 22 years in the position.  He is also entering his 7th season at the head coach of the men’s basketball team.  Before being promoted to AD, Dan served in various other positions at the college including Director of Marketing and Communications, Resident Director, and Assistant to Development.

During his first year as the Athletic Director, Dan led the Athletic Department to be accepted as member of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA).  This was a big step for the athletics at Davis College to become a part of a growing national association.  Under his direction in 2015, the Athletic Department also gained membership to participate in the Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (HVIAC).

Dan understands what it takes to be a successful student athlete and has a strong desire to help others reach their full potential both on and off the basketball court. College athletics helps develop strong leadership skills as well as communication and teamwork. At Davis College, students will learn to utilize these skills as a means of ministry opportunities for Christ.

In 2004, Dan graduated from Susquehanna University and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. After graduating, he started his coaching career as an assistant basketball coach at Broome Community College.  After one year, he joined the Davis College staff as an assistant for two seasons before being named head coach.

Dan’s wife, Rebecca, graduated in 2008 from Davis College with a degree in counseling and works for Coordinated Care Services, Inc in Performance Management.  They reside in Windsor with their 2 children, Hunter and Hailey.

Coaching Accomplishments:

  • 2011 Small Bible College National Champions
  • 2012 Bible College National Runner-Up
  • 2013 Bible College National Champions
  • 2015 Bible College National Champions
  • 2011 SACC Regular Season and Tournament Champions
  • 2012 SACC Regular Season and Tournament Champions
  • 2013 SACC Regular Season and Tournament Champions
  • Career Playoff Record 15-4