Danny was born in Redlands, California, and moved to Santa Barbara at the age of eight. He attended Santa Barbara High School and Santa Barbara State College. In World Warn he served over seas in the Santa Barbara National Guard, and was involved in the invasion of Normandy. After the war, he found a civil service position with the Navy and later went into the construction field from 1947 to 1960.
In 1961 Danny began his twenty year career at San Marcos High School as an Athletic Trainer and was part of the Maintenance Department. He received his athletic training background at UCLA and served an internship at L.A. County General Hospital and locally at Goleta Valley.
Danny was honored in 1965 by the students of San Marcos who chose to dedicate the school yearbook to him. His many other awards include being honored in 1969, 1971 and 1982 as a Trainer for the All-Star Football Games. He has been honored for outstanding public service by the Santa Barbara Boys’ Club of America and by the Goleta Boys’ Club.
Danny and his wife Rosalie have 7 children and 10 grandchildren. Danny’s ties to San Marcos continue as 6 of his children and 1 grandchild have graduated from San Marcos.
Since retirement, Danny stays active as First Vice President of the local Native Sons of the Golden West. Danny Andrade continues to accumulate awards for dedicated service; he was honored with the 1990 Native Son of the Year Award.