Kapaun’s Rashad Daniels – Coach of the Month Presented By 1st Impressions

Rashad Daniels started his coaching career in 2016 when he took a position as the assistant strength and conditioning coach for Rutgers
University. He held that position until January of 2020 and now he is the strength and conditioning coach at Kapaun High School.

“The most rewarding aspect of coaching for me is changing the culture and giving the athletes comfort in knowing that I am here to guarantee they succeed on and off the field. I back my athletes every step of the way. In the same respect, I know that my athletes need to feel uncomfortable to advance,” said Daniels. “There are a lot of things that are different in coaching during a pandemic. We are all following guidelines and with distance measures in mind, we are not able to get as much hands-on work accomplished, but I love the challenge. I am
finding new ways to get our players faster and stronger for our season.”

One of his mentors showed him to truly help his athletes, he would need to get his hands dirty and go to work.

“My mentor would have to be Coach Kenny Parker. He is the reason that I strive to become a better coach today. He was the head strength and conditioning coach at Rutgers University and gave me the opportunity to work under him for four years. He is now coaching back at Ohio State. He helped make me the coach that I am today and made me realize that I had to get my hands dirty to see results in our athletes,” said Daniels.