Meet Coach Vais
Please join us on Sunday, June 20th at 7:30 pm at the Arvada West Baseball Field to meet Coach Vais.
Arvada West Announces Coach Danny Vais as the next Head Baseball Coach
Danny is a 2002 graduate of Arvada West, where he excelled in baseball, basketball and football. At Arvada West, Danny was selected to the 1st team All-Conference three times and 1st team All-State two times, and in basketball he was an All State selection twice, 1st team All-Conference three times, and Mr. Basketball runner-up in 2002. After Arvada West High
School, Danny attended Seward County Community College in Liberal, Kansas. At Seward County Danny was named Freshman of the Year, All-American, Conference MVP and played in the NJCAA World Series. In 2019, Danny was elected into the Seward County Community College Hall of Fame. Danny was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 17th round, who he signed with after his sophomore season. Danny was part of the Minnesota Twins organization from 2004 to 2009, where he amassed an 18-11 record with a 3.35 ERA but his career was cut short due to an injury. After his stint with the Minnesota Twins, Danny returned to the Arvada area and pursued a teaching career in Science. While he was working on his teaching credentials, Danny was an assistant coach at Standley Lake from 2008 to 2012. From 2012 to 2014, he was an Assistant Coach at Arvada West High School and had a major impact on our 2014 team winning the Jeffco League Championship. Currently, he teaches Science at Golden High School and is the owner of Elite Baseball. He is married to his high school sweetheart Missy Vais, Arvada West ’02 Alum, and they live in the Arvada community along with their three children.
Coach Vais brings a wealth of knowledge to the program and pride for his alma mater. Throughout the interview process, Coach Vais demonstrated strong leadership qualities and a strong vision for our baseball program. He believes in hard work that focuses on fundamentals and improving every athlete’s skills.
Coach Vais is excited and humbled to have the opportunity to lead the Arvada West baseball program.