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Danie Gardner grew up in Langley BC, where she played high school basketball at DW Poppy. Danie went on to play two years at UFV where she was coached by Bruce Langford. While there, she was named a BCCAA (now PacWest) All-Star while leading her team to a silver medal at CCAA Nationals. To finish her playing career, Danie moved back east and played for Dalhousie University. While at Dalhousie, Dani was a driving force behind her teams AUS Championship and their 6th place finish at nationals.
Danie has coached many different teams and age groups over the years. She was an assistant coach to Bruce Langford with the U17 provincial team when they won a Gold Medal. She was also the head coach at Trinity Western University from 2002-2007. Danie currently coaches at Langley Christian Secondary, the Hoopster Club (school club team), and now VK Basketball. Danie coached her LCS girls to a single A provincial championship in 2015, as well as a Fraser Valley championship in 2013 and 2015. Danie has two kids, a son Brennan (17) and a daughter Makenna (13), who she has coached on many different teams, including grade 8 girls, grade 8 boys, JR boys, and Hoopsters club where they won U13 metro league championship in the 2013-14 season, and were U13 club champions in 2015.