Gainesville, FL - University of Florida head football coach Will
Muschamp has announced the hiring of Dan Quinn as defensive
coordinator/defensive line coach. Quinn brings 17 years of coaching
experience to UF, including the past 10 seasons in the NFL and seven
previous seasons on the collegiate level.
“Dan and I worked on the Miami Dolphins’ staff together and is one
of the best I’ve been around in terms of teaching fundamentals,”
Muschamp said. “He understands how defenses will need to be multiple
and how to put players in a position to be successful. The Seattle
organization has been great in coordinating the hiring of Dan to our
staff and we wish them the best of luck in the playoffs.”
Quinn spent the past two seasons with the Seattle Seahawks as defensive
line coach and in each of the past eight NFL seasons has been a
defensive line coach, including stints with the New York Jets (2007-08),
Miami Dolphins (2005-06) and San Francisco (2003-04). He began his NFL
career as a defensive quality control coach for the 49ers from 2001-02
before being promoted to defensive line coach.
Quinn began his coaching career as defensive line coach with William &
Mary in 1994, followed by a season with Virginia Military Institute in
1995. He held the same position with Hofstra for four seasons before
being promoted to defensive coordinator in 2000.
In his playing career, Quinn was a four-time letterwinner and two-time
co-captain at Salisbury (Md.) State as a defensive lineman. He also
lettered in track and held the school record in the hammer throw at the
time of his departure. Salisbury State inducted Quinn into its Athletic
Hall of Fame in 2005.
He and his wife, Stacey, established the Quinn’s Corps Program in
2004 to help children and families in need.
Muschamp has now filled eight of UF’s nine assistant coaching
1994 - William & Mary - Defensive Line
1995 - Virginia Military Institute - Defensive Line
1996-2000 - Hofstra - Defensive Line (1996-99); Defensive
Coordinator/Defensive Line (2000)
2001-04 - San Francisco 49ers - Defensive Quality Control (2001-02);
Defensive Line (2003-04)
2005-06 - Miami Dolphins - Defensive Line
2007-08 - New York Jets - Defensive Line
2009-10 - Seattle Seahawks - Defensive Line