Daniella Lund McNamara

Head Women’s Tennis Coach
Yale University

Danielle Lund McNamara is the head women’s tennis coach Yale University. She has led the Bulldogs to four Ivy League, ECAC Championships and NCAA Championships appearances. She was named the ITA Northeast Region Coach of the Year in 2011 and 2013. As a student-athlete at the University of Michigan, McNamara’s collegiate career was highlighted by being named All-Big Ten in 1998 and the conference’s 1999 Sportswoman of the Year. She was a two-time team captain (1998-2000), and was nationally ranked as high as No. 28 in singles and No. 8 in doubles. McNamara holds the distinction of becoming the first Michigan player to play in all three national championships (All-American, National Indoors, NCAA Championships) and a member of the program’s first Big Ten Championship team (1997). Among her other accomplishments, McNamara won one gold and one bronze ball in national USTA events. She was also selected to coach the USTA Girl’s 18 New England national team at the National Team Championships in 2008 and 2009. McNamara has served as a member of the ITA Board of Directors, Division I Operating Committee and the USTA New England Collegiate Committee. She was the co-chair of the 2009 ITA National Indoor Championships tournament committee and the chair of the 2009 ITA Northeast Regionals tournament committee.