Otis McDaniel is in his second season as a volunteer assistant coach at Alabama after an outstanding collegiate career as one of the top sprinters in the collegiate ranks.
McDaniel was a dual-sport athlete at TCU, competing for the Horned Frogs in football and track. On the track, McDaniel was a four-time All-American at TCU from 2006-09, is a former PanAm Junior champion in the 200 meters and boasts extensive experience in the short sprints as well as in relays. He was the 2008 Mountain West Conference champion in the 200 and was a contributor on TCU's 4x100-metre relay unit that was regularly ranked among the world's fastest quartets.
At Alabama, McDaniel assists head coach Dan Waters and sprints coach Matt Kane with the Crimson Tide sprinters. A native of San Antonio, Texas, McDaniel graduated from William Howard Taft High School in San Antonio in 2004. At Taft, McDaniel lettered three times in football and three times in track & field and was the 2004 Texas 5A state champion in the 200 meters and finished third in the state 100-meter dash in 2003 with a time of 10.52. McDaniel was named the San Antonio Express-News 2003 Field Athlete of the Year and was a finalist for the Track Athlete of the Year honors. He also earned all-city honors in football by the San Antonio Express-News and all-District 28-5A recognition as both a junior and senior. As a football prospect, McDaniel was ranked 39th among senior wide receivers by Rivals.com.
McDaniel was born June 30, 1986, and is the son of Otis and Josephine McDaniel.