Danielle Eckert is the Assistant Athletic Director for Community Outreach and Spirit Squads. Eckert joined Vanderbilt Athletics in 2015 and is responsible for managing the cheerleading, dance team, mascot and mic men programs in addition to overseeing community appearances and speaking requests for all Vanderbilt coaches.
Eckert was formally the head cheer coach at the University of California, Berkeley and head instructor for Universal Cheerleaders Association. In her spare time, she continues to judge and teach cheerleading at the middle, high school and collegiate level.
Eckert graduated with her master’s degree in Higher Education Leadership at Sacramento State in 2013 and from UC Davis with her bachelor’s degree in communications in 2011.
Though Eckert is a proud native of California, she has embraced Nashville and the state of Tennessee whole heartedly. Eckert enjoys her family life with her fiancé Matt and their dog Bandit.