Feb 1st, 2021
USA Womens Soccer Scout, Endurance Athlete and Entrepreneur, Danielle Fagan joins Eric Bond this week on TCM Podcast.
Soccer has been a huge part of Danielle's life. She played at the D1 level for Villanova and has since gone on to become an accomplished coach at many levels in women's soccer. Danielle had an impressive run as Head Coach of the Conestoga High School Girls Varsity Soccer Team from 2004 through 2010 where she compiled a record of 116-15-5, as well as 5 League Titles, 1 District Title and 2 State Championships and a National ranking of 21.
In addition to her work with US Soccer, Danielle runs a coaching business, Danielle Fagan Coaching. Danielle draws on her experiences growing up as a multisport and current endurance athlete plus being an entrepreneur to help people reach their goal while having a winner's mindset. Her coaching focuses on creating champions in sports, business, wellness and life.
In her free time, Danielle continues to challenge herself off the field as a triathlete and competitor. In February of 2007, she hiked to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa, completed the Philadelphia Marathon in November 2010 as well as Ironman 70.3 Atlantic City in September 2018 and Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Georgia in September 2019 among other races.
She frequently shares her own experiences with players to convey her philosophy. On the same trip to Africa in 2007, Danielle visited an orphanage to donate soccer gear, equipment and play soccer with the children.
On this episode, Eric and Danielle discuss:
Her experience playing D1 soccer at Villanova
Her scouting work for US Womens Soccer
Scaling Mt Kilimanjaro and lessons learned
Competing in Ironman 70.3 events
What contributes to her success as a coach
Building young women and turning them into leaders