Daniel played 4 years of varsity baseball and 3 years varsity football in high school at South Hills in West Covina and Los Altos. He was 2 years 1st team all league in baseball and football. In football, Daniel was a quarterback, in baseball he played as a pitcher and shortstop. Moving onto Citrus College, Daniel played 1 year of baseball in 2007. He received a scholarship and played 3 years collegiate ball at Lindenwold University in St. Charles, Mo. Daniel coached 2 years (2012-2013) and worked for the Cory Lidle Baseball Organization. He is currently the pitching coach at Citrus College.