Meet the Director
Director of Athletics Danielle Dayton
Danielle Dayton is one of the few Certified Master Athletic Administrators in the United States. She has built and maintains an athletic program that has achieved great success while always heavily emphasizing sportsmanship and Quaker values.
She was named Athletic Director at Moorestown Friends School in 2006, after a one-year stint as interim Athletic Director during the 2005-06 school year. Danielle served as the Head Varsity Field Hockey Coach from 2005-2020. In 2007 and 2019, she led the Foxes to the Friends Schools League field hockey championship. In 2019, the team also appeared in the NJSIAA Non-Public South championship and finished with a program record 19 wins (19-2).
Danielle has been inducted into the Camden County Sports Hall of Fame (2016) and Collingswood High School Athletic Hall of Fame (2009).
She has a master’s degree in physical education and a bachelors of science in education, both from Ohio State University. While an undergraduate at OSU, she was a four-year varsity letter winner and three-time regional All-American. Dayton currently ranks as the third-leading career goal scorer (53) and seventh-leading points scorer (110) at Ohio State.
Before coming to MFS, she served as a health and PE teacher and coach at Collingswood High School and as assistant athletic director at Columbus School For Girls in Columbus, Ohio, where she had previously been a PE and a health teacher. She also taught PE and coached at the Hockaday School in Dallas, Texas.
Danielle was an assistant field hockey and lacrosse coach at Ohio Wesleyan University and served as a student assistant coach at Ohio State.
Read “Guiding the Foxes,” a profile of Danielle Dayton from Among Friends magazine.