Danny Eleutiza

Danny Eleutiza started playing volleyball at the age of 10. His passion for the game came early and at 14, Danny led his team to the Puerto Rico Club National Championship as the setter and team captain. When Danny was 16 he played for Arsel Eagles team and finished 1st in 16 Open at the Boys Junior Nationals. Also during that year, Danny’s high school team won the National Championship Tournament and  was selected to the All-American Team. He went to play college at the Universidad Del Sagrado Corazon in Puerto Rico. While there, his team won the National Championship for college teams in Puerto Rico.

Danny started to coach volleyball at the age of 14 for his club Arsel Eagles. By the age of 18, Danny had won four Puerto Rico national tournaments in the 14U club division. On 3 of those seasons, his team went undefeated. Danny led his 12 Open team to an AAU National Championships. He also won the USAV Junior Nationals for girls with his 14’s team in the open division. He also won went on to win every national tournament that his team played in Puerto Rico, including the championship for the 16’s age group. Danny also served as the assistant coach for semi-pro team in his home town Toa Baja. The year that he was assistant, the team was the national champion of the Puerto Rican league. After only one year, he took over the team as the head coach, and the team made it all the way to the semi-finals. Danny finished his coaching in Puerto Rico when he went to Junior Nationals with his 15’s team and got the 3rd place in the 15 Open division.

In 2008, Danny coached at the Orlando Volleyball Academy where in the first year, he took his Molten team to the USAV Junior Nationals finishing in 5th place. In 2010, he coached the OVA 14 Asics and the team went on to finish in the top 10 for the USAV Junior Nationals. In 2011, his 14 Asics team won the Big South Qualifier and the Show Me Qualifier and also finished 3rd place in the Open division. In 2010, Danny was named the Outstanding Junior’s Coach by the Florida Region. He also served as the Varsity Head Coach at Winter Springs High School and led the team to the FHSAA State Finals. Danny was also the head coach for Foundation Academy in Winter Garden. The team was runner-up in 2A in the years 2012 and 2013. He is currently the Head Coach at Dr. Phillips High School.

In 2016 his OT 17 Asics Red took second place at the AAU Nationals in 17 Open, and in 2018, Danny won the National Championship 11’s Patriot division and was the runner up in 13 Club at AAU Nationals. He is currently the camp director for the South Location at OTVA, and also the tournament coordinator for the club.