Ed Daniels has a long history of involvement in track & field at many levels and in many roles. His coaching experiences over 30 years have predominantly been at the high school level beginning at Oyster River high school in Durham, N.H. in 1972, and included some years at Raymond high school in Raymond, N.H.; Alvirne high school in Hudson, N.H.; and finishing in 2002 with a 20-year stint at Londonderry high school in Londonderry, N.H.
During his lengthy career, Daniels developed athletes in a number of events including jumps, sprints, hurdles, relays, multi-events, and the throws; a number of whom won individual class and overall New Hampshire state championships as well as two outdoor New England high school champions. His coaching expertise is currently focused in the throwing events where he has attained USATF Level II Certification.
A 1975 graduate of the University of New Hampshire, Daniels was a four-year member of the Men’s Track & Field Team, specializing in the hammer and weight throw events. He still competes in those events 40 years later through the USATF’s Master’s Track & Field Program, and has participated in a number of national and world masters championships. His lifetime PR in the hammer of 45.82m (150’ 4”) was set in the 1989 USATF National Masters Championships at 37 years of age.
Daniels also has a lengthy history of involvement with the New England Association of USA Track & Field, the national governing body of the sport. He served on the USATF/New England Board of Governors from 1986 through 2004 first as an advisor on masters issues and later as Chair of Masters Track & Field. He is also a certified Master Level Official in the throwing events for the current Olympiad through 2016; and officiates regularly at local high school, college, and USATF competitions.
At the local level, Ed has served on both NHIAA Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field Committees since 1980, and is the currently the Vice-Chair of the Indoor Track Committee. These roles have lead him to assist in the set-up, management, and conducting numerous New Hampshire high school championship events over the past 35 years. Adding a new element to his track & field resume; he has recently taken on announcing duties at two Heptagonal Indoor Championship Meets at Cornell in 2012 and Dartmouth College in 2014; and is the current announcer for The UNH Indoor Track & Field Program’s home meets as well as the 3 day Dartmouth Relays Meet held in early January.