Chelsea Danel earned her bachelor’s degree in health and physical education at Messiah College.
After graduation, she went on to pursue her master’s degree in athletic coaching at West Virginia University. During her two years at WVU, she also served as a graduate assistant in the first-year experience office. She taught first-year seminar courses, met one-on-one with students as their success coach, and assisted with the new student orientation. Danel assisted students in developing various college success skills such as time management skills, major exploration, study skills, stress management series and test-taking skills.
At Hood, Danel is entering her second year as the academic success coach. She assists students in creating their own academic success plans to help them reach their academic and life goals. In addition, she teaches the GNST 101 course which focuses on learning strategies and methods through which students can become successful in college. Lastly, Danel is also the head women’s golf coach and assistant women’s basketball coach here at Hood.