Courtesy of David Buck, Findlay Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations
FINDLAY, Ohio -- Danielle Lowe is entering her first season as the head coach of the Oilers softball team in 2016. Lowe was hired to lead the Oilers softball program on July 27, 2015.
Lowe, a 2006 graduate of The University of Findlay, came to the Oilers after serving as the head coach of Urbana University from 2010-15. During her tenure with the Blue Knights, Lowe racked up 96 wins. Her 2012 campaign saw the team capture the NCAA Division II Ohio Independents' Championship and her 2014 squad posted a school record 28 wins.
Prior to accepting the head coaching position at Urbana, Lowe served as an assistant coach with the Oilers softball program from 2006-10 under Ron Ammons.
As a player at Findlay, Lowe earned all-academic honors from the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) and served as team captain during her final season. She appeared in 122 career games, making 118 starts. She also registered a .253 batting average with 31 runs scored and 37 runs batted in.
The Jackson, Mich. native originally started her collegiate playing career at NCAA Division I Eastern Michigan University. She also served as the head coach of the Wizards Softball Organization out of Toledo, Ohio in 2008.
Lowe earned a bachelor's degree in integrated mathematics AYA education from Findlay in 2006. She also completed her master's degree in education from UF in 2008.
Lowe is married to Kyle Thwaits. They have two daughters, Kenley and Kori.