Danny Young-Uhrich
Danny Young-Uhrich
Title: Senior Woman Admin. / Head Women's Basketball Coach
Phone: 814-641-3518
Email: youngd@juniata.edu
Previous College: Juniata '00
At Juniata: 221-179, 104-96 Conference (16th Season)
Career: Same

Danny Young-Uhrich heads into her 16th season at the head of the women’s basketball program in the 2018-19 season. 

Young-Uhrich has led the Eagles to an overall 221-179 record and is the winningest coach in Juniata women’s basketball history. Her dedication and commitment to the program earned her Landmark Conference Coach of the Year honors in 2011 and 2012. She has also been named D3Hoops.com Mid-Atlantic Coach of the Year after the 2017-18 season. 

Her athletes have received honors from D3Hoop.scom, the ECAC, the Landmark Conference and Capital One.  The program has produced 15 LC Athlete of the Week honors, seven Landmark Players of the Year, ten First Team All-Landmark honors and seven Second Team All-Landmark awards in Young-Uhrich’s time at the helm. 

In 2017-18, Juniata went 23-6 and was 10-4 in the Landmark. The Eagles qualified for the Landmark and NCAA tournaments where they reached the round of 32. The Eagles were ranked in the D3hoops.com poll for the first time since 2014. Their highest D3hoops.com ranking was 18th, the week of December 19th, 2017. The team was also ranked 25th in the WBCA DIII Top 25 Coaches Poll.

The Eagles won their first Landmark Conference Championship in 2011 and have been contenders for the title each season. Juniata finished the season with a 22-7 overall record, 12-2 in the conference. Their first conference title led them to the third NCAA appearance in program history. 

After finishing 23-6 in the 2017-18 season which included opening the season with 14 straight wins. The team advanced to the Landmark Championships, then recieved an at large bid to the NCAA tournament. They defeated Piedmont College in the First Round of the NCAA tournament then advance to the Second Round. 

Juniata defeated Gallaudet University in the First Round of the tournament to advance to the Round of 32 and establish the program as a force in the conference. The following season, the Eagles received their first ever top-10 ranking by D3Hoops.com and USA Today/ESPN. Juniata returned to the NCAA tournament and moved to the Second Round before falling to York College.

Young-Uhrich has established a culture for her program that commands respect. The Eagles never back down from a challenge and push themselves to the fullest every day, on and off the court.

Before she made the program her own, Young-Uhrich was an assistant to Amy Buxhaum. During her two years as an assistant on the Juniata bench, the Eagles posted a 21-29 overall record, and captured one Commonwealth Conference play-off berth.

The former Juniata standout still holds many records for the Eagles. She ranks first in steals (299), second in blocked shots (124), third in assists (291), seventh in scoring (1,045) and ninth in rebounds (596).