Roland Park Country School Athletic Director Carol Hatton is pleased to announce that Dani Kell Steinbach, RPCS Alumna Class of 2004, has been named Varsity Basketball Head Coach. Steinbach takes over for Scott Buckley who retired from coaching at the end of the 2017-2018 season. Steinbach has been coaching in the RPCS Basketball program for nine years – two seasons as junior varsity head coach and seven seasons as assistant to Scott Buckley for the varsity team.
“It is a special day when an alumna returns to her alma mater to lead the next generation of athletes,” says Hatton. “Dani embodies all of the qualities that are critical to being a successful leader of our students. She understands the rich history of the program as a four-year member of the Varsity Basketball team, she is a committed and valued member of the institution as the Director of Digital Media Communications, and she shows great care for our student athletes as a coach and mentor. Dani is a student of the game and I am excited to see our athletes thrive under her direction.”
Former Head Basketball Coach Scott Buckley, who will continue to support all sports at RPCS in his role as Associate Athletic Director, shares the same excitement: “I am so happy that Dani is taking over the program. Her love for the game is only surpassed by her love for the kids.”
Steinbach was inducted into the RPCS Athletic Hall of Fame in 2014. She is third on the all-time leading scorers list for basketball with 1,236 points. As a three-sport athlete, Steinbach competed 16 varsity seasons for the REDS, earning a total of seven IAAM All-conference honors and the RPCS White Blazer award as a junior. She was two-time Baltimore Sun All-Metro Basketball First Team selection (2003, 2004), two-time Baltimore Sun Basketball All City/County First Team selection (2003, 2004), Baltimore Messenger Athlete of the Year (2004), and two-time Towson Times Athlete of the Year (2003, 2004).
As a member of the Philadelphia Belles AAU basketball organization, Steinbach won the AAU National Championship in 2003.
Two-time captain for the women’s basketball team at the College of William & Mary, Steinbach graduated from the Mason School of Business with a BBA in marketing in 2009. Prior to a season-ending and career-altering knee injury her sophomore season, Steinbach earned CAA All-Conference Rookie Team honors as a freshman. She was also named to the CAA All-Academic Team her senior year.
Steinbach works full-time at RPCS in the Communications Department, and her daughter Kaylee attends our RPCS Preschool.