Danielle Cheatham is the new head volleyball coach at Spoon River College. She first came to SRC in December as the coordinator of the Multi-Purpose Building.
Originally from Farmer City, Cheatham is a graduate of Blue Ridge High School where she played six rotations as a setter/middle/opposite. She earned All-Conference honors three years in a row, and played five years of travel club for Central Illinois Elite.
Cheatham was a collegiate setter for two years at ICC and was named to the All-Region team her sophomore year. She transferred to Central Michigan University, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, and was named to the Academic All-Mac. She then attended Western Illinois University and earned a Master’s in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Sport Psychology and Ability Diversity. While there, she also received the President’s Excellence in Diversity Leadership award for her time as a graduate assistant in the Disability Resource Center.
After graduating from WIU, Cheatham was the Freshman coach at Dunlap, and then took over the Sophomore positon for the next four years. She also coached five seasons of travel club for Central Illinois Elite ages ranging from 13-18.
Cheatham resides in Canton with her husband and their dog Sadie. When not working, she enjoys spending time with family and watching whatever sport is in season.