Danny Mahy, a Miami, Fla. native, is in his eighth year as a member of the FGCU volleyball coaching staff. Mahy returned to FGCU in 2008 after two years away from the program. He spent the 2007 season as a member of Coach Nichols' staff at Barry University and brings several years of experience with winning programs to FGCU.
In February 2011 and March 2013, Mahy was named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) "Thirty Under 30" list. The award, which was created in 2009, honors 30 up-and-coming volleyball coaches each year, who are under the age of 30, for their hard work and dedication to the sport of volleyball.
Mahy helped lead the 2012 edition of the Eagles to a 22-10 record (16-2 A-Sun), their third regular season title and the No. 1 seed in the A-Sun Tournament. During the campaign, FGCU swept 10 conference opponents and won 15 consecutive matchesas head coach Dave Nichols earned his first career A-Sun Coach of the Year honor. The Eagles’ 15-match winning streak is the longest streak in the program’s Division I history and is also the third longest streak in the FGCU record books.
Mahy has helped lead the Blue and Green to a pair of Atlantic Sun Regular Season crowns (2008, 2012) and a 136-60 overall record (62-19 A-Sun) in his seven seasons on the FGCU bench.
Mahy served as an assistant coach at FGCU during the first two years of the program. He helped build the first-year program into a national power in just one season, helping guide the Eagles to the 2004 regional semifinals during their first year of competition. In 2005, the Eagles advanced to the regional finals.
Prior to his stint at FGCU, he served as an assistant coach at Miami-Dade CC under Llida Medero. During his tenure with MDCC, the Sharks won the 2002 NJCAA National Championship and finished 2003 as the NJCAA National Runner-up. He also served as an assistant coach to the USA South Volleyball Club from 2003-2005 and a variety of other club teams in South Florida.
Mahy spent two years as the assistant varsity girl’s coach at his alma mater, Miami Sunset High, from 2000-2001, and was also head coach of the boy’s JV program at Miami Sunset.
As a player, Mahy played at Miami Sunset High where he was named team MVP in 2001 and led the team to the 2001 Miami-Dade County Championship.