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Danny Daniels
Danny Daniels
Title: Voice of the Lions
Daniels recently retired after a combined 45 years in three areas of the media world. 
"I hope to use that experience to do what I can to help promote Emmanuel athletics in whatever way God sees fit," he said.
He began as sports director at his hometown radio station in Bennettsville, S.C after attending Francis Marion University in Florence, S.C He played on the Patritots' first-ever baseball team. 
Four years later he relocated to Athens, Ga. to become a radio personality and associate sports director at WNGC-FM, calling the play-by-play action in football and basketball for Clarke Central High School as well as spinning country music from 2-7 p.m. five days a week. Danny was chosen Class B Radio sports announcer of the year twice during his 13-year stint behind the microphone.
After leaving radio in 1991, he hosted a two-hour live weekly talk/variety show at WNGM-TV Channel 34 in Athens until 1993.
The next stop for Daniels came when he accepted a position with WIMO radio and WBTV television in Winder, splitting time between the two outlets for the next 10 years. He was the radio/TV football, basketball, baseball, wrestling and volleyball Voice of the Winder-Barrow High School Bulldoggs from1993-2005. In 1997 he added the job as sports editor at the Winder News with the publication's sports section taking first place in the Georgia Press Association Best Newspaper Contest in the first year. 
Then came 10 years as sports editor with the Walton Tribune in Monroe, claiming several GPA awards along the way.
"I've been fortunate during my career to work with many wonderful people and media outlets, but God got me involved with the basketball programs at Emmanuel in 2010 and I can honestly say I realized this is where I was meant to be," Daniels said.
After losing his wife of 39 years to breast cancer in 2012, Daniels moved to Carthage, Texas in 2015 before returning to Athens in 2017.
"I truly missed the friends I made at EC which is the main reason I came back to Northeast Georgia and it's so great to be home," he said. "Emmanuel is a special place and I'm so, so excited to make the Lions my only focus."