Meet the Director

Director of Athletics Danielle Dayton

DaytonDanielle Dayton was named Athletic Director at Moorestown Friends School in 2006. She had served as interim Athletic Director during the 2005-06 school year prior to her appointment. Danielle served as the Head Varsity Field Hockey Coach from 2005-2020. In 2007 and 2019, Dayton 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.

She 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.

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