Daniels added to Weber State Basketball Staff

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Weber State men’s basketball head coach Randy Rahe has announced the hiring of Eric Daniels as an assistant coach to join the Wildcats. 

Daniels comes to Weber State from Utah Valley University, where he spent the past four seasons on the coaching staff. He also brings 11 years of coaching experience to Weber State. 

He began his coaching career at Southern Utah in 2008-09, then spent five seasons as an assistant coach at Regis University in Denver, where he was responsible for recruiting and player development. He spent one season on the basketball operations staff of the Orlando Magic, assisting in on-court work, player development and video. 

He played college basketball at Johnson & Wales University in Denver from 2004-08. He scored 1,191 points at the NAIA Division II school while also leading the Wildcats to the 2005 NAIA National Tournament in Branson, Mo. Daniels is the all-time career leader in both points (1,191) and steals (306) at JWU.

He earned honorable mention all-NAIA team honors after averaging 15.8 points and 3.0 steals per game his senior season. He averaged 4.6 steals per game his junior season which led both the NAIA and NCAA. Daniels wrapped up his four-year career with the Wildcats averaging 11.8 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 3.0 steals per game.

Daniels is a native of Salt Lake City, and is the son of longtime college coach Donny Daniels, who has been an assistant coach at UCLA, Gonzaga and Utah, as well as the head coach at Cal State Fullerton.  

“We are really excited to have Eric join our staff and program at Weber State,” Rahe said. “He’s a high-character person, an extremely hard worker and has an excellent basketball mind. He’s a Utah guy and has been successful in every position he’s had. He will be a perfect fit for our culture and our program.” 

Daniels graduated from Johnson & Wales University in 2008 with a degree in marketing. He earned a master’s degree in non-profit management from Regis University in 2012. 

He replaces Garrett Lever who left Weber State after seven years with the program. 


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