Dow enters her first season as the head coach of the UM-Dearborn women's soccer team in 2017 as the program transitions from club status to a varsity sponsored sport within the NAIA.
Dow concluded a standout playing career at Penn State University in 2011, helping lead the Nittany Lions to four consecutive Big Ten Conference championships. She was named to the Academic All-Big Ten list from 2007 to 2011 and was involved in the Athletic Director's Leadership Institute and Spiritus Leoninus in her time at PSU. Dow received several honors during her collegiate career, including the 2011 Penn State NAACP Jesse Owens Achievement in Sports Image Award.
While attending PSU, Dow worked with the soccer programs summer camps, helping develop the individual and team skills of girls of all ages. She graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing.
From 2002 to 2011, Dow was in the player pool for the United States Girl's National Team, where she attended training camps each year.
The Northville, Mich., native currently holds the position of digital marketing analyst with Bosch Automotive Service Solutions. Danielle and her husband Zach Dow currently reside in Detroit.