Dan has been the Athletic Director at Davis College since November of 2013 and the head coach of the men’s basketball team since 2009. He has the most wins in the men’s basketball program history with 133 wins and has won 4 Bible College National Championships (2011, 2013, 2015, and 2019). Coach Rathmell and his staff were recently named Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Coaching Staff of the Year for the 2018-2019 basketball season.
During his first year as the Athletic Director in 2014, Rathmell led the Athletic Department acceptance as member of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA). Under his direction in 2015, the Falcons also gained membership to participate in the Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (HVIAC). In the fall of 2016, men’s and women’s cross country programs were introduced for the first time in school history. During his tenure, Rathmell has directed 5 HVIAC Coaching Staff of the Year recipients, 26 HVIAC All-Conference student athletes, and 63 USCAA Academic All-Americans. Overall, student athletes have achieved a 3.03 average GPA since he took over as Athletic Director.
As the men’s basketball coach, Dan has accumulated the most wins by any coach at Davis College, including reaching the 100 win milestone on February 4, 2017. He led the program to three straight Shenandoah & Chesapeake Athletic Conference championships from 2011-2013. In addition, his teams won the Bible College National Championship four times in 2011, 2013, 2015, and most recently in 2019.
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. At Davis College, students will develop these athletic 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 where he also played 4 years of varsity basketball. He is currently pursuing a masters degree in Sports Management with a certificate in Athletic Administration from Southern New Hampshire University.
Before being promoted to Athletic Director, Dan served in various other positions at the college including Director of Marketing and Communications, Resident Director, and Assistant to Development. His wife, Rebecca, graduated in 2008 from Davis College with a degree in counseling and is the COC Coordinator for the Southern Tier Homeless Coalition. They reside in Windsor with their 2 children, Hunter and Hailey.