LeCharls McDaniel was born in North Carolina, but grew up in Northern California where he played defensive back for Cal Poly University.
While playing for Cal Poly, McDaniel helped lead the Mustangs to the Division II national championship in 1980.
McDaniel soon graduated in 1981 from Cal Poly with a degree in industrial relations and human resources management.
Following his graduation from Cal Poly, McDaniel spent four years in the NFL with the New York Giants and theWashingtion Redskins, where he won a Super Bowl ring in 1983 when Washington defeated Miami 27-17.
After his NFL playing days, McDaniel received his first coaching experience at Hartnell Community College in 1986 as the assistant head coach and strength and conditioning teacher.
In 1989, McDaniel received his first NFL experience as the assistant special teams coach of the San Diego Chargers. While in San Diego, the Chargers were no. 1 in the league in overall special teams in 1990.
He held the Chargers position until 1992, when he returned to his alma mater, as the secondary and special teams coach at Cal Poly.
Under head coach Ted Tollner, McDaniel served as the Aztecs secondary coach and the special team coordinator from 1994-96.
Before rejoining his former NFL team in 1997, McDaniel spent a year as the Philadelphia Eagles pro scout in 1996.
Under Norv Tuner, McDaniel served as the Redskins special teams coach for four years. Under McDaniel's guidance in 1999, the Redskins finished among the top five in the NFL in field goal success rate, punts, and kickoff return yards.
Former Washington Redskin and future NFL Hall of Famer, Brian Mitchell also lead the league in kickoff and punt return yardage in 1999 under McDaniel's tutelage.
McDaniel rejoined the college ranks in 2001 as the University of California's special teams coordinator. But, his stay in Berkeley would be brief as he returned to the Western Athletic conference in 2002 to serve as the Aztecs receivers and special teams coach.
McDaniel joins the 2003 Beaver football coaching staff as Oregon State's special teams coordinator.
"I am very excited about having LeCharls join our staff. He brings a wealth of football expertise to our program, especially special teams experience to the Beavers."