Who is Dan Quinn?
Daniel Patrick Quinn (Dan Quinn) is an American professional football coach, currently the defensive coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). Quinn rose to prominence from 2013 to 2014, as the defensive coordinator of the Seattle Seahawks. Here he was the play-caller for the team’s Legion of Boom Secondary. Seattle topped the league in defense and made two consecutive Super Bowl appearances, winning the franchise’s first in Super Bowl XLVII, under Quinn. This led to him being named head coach of the Atlanta Falcons, serving for six seasons.
His most successful season with the Falcons came in 2016 after he led them to Super Bowl LI. This was an accomplishment overshadowed by the Falcons surrendering the largest lead in Super Bowl history. The Falcons would proceed to the playoffs only one more time under Dan, leading to his release early into the 2020 season. The next year, Quinn joined the Cowboys.
Quinn played as a defensive lineman from 1990 to 1993, on the football team of Salisbury State University (now Salisbury University). He was a four-year starter in football and track and field. Quinn was also named All Mason-Dixon in 1994 because of his record-breaking hammer throw (168.8 feet) while representing Salisbury State in the NCAA track championship that year. He was a two-time football team captain and captained the track and field team in 1994. Following the 1993 football season, he was co-awarded the prestigious Bobby Richards award. He was later inducted into the Salisbury University Athletics Hall of Fame in 2005.
How old is Dan Quinn?
Daniel Patrick Quinn was born on September 11, 1970, in Morristown, New Jersey, U.S., and is aged 51 as of 2021. He shares his birthday with famous people including Ferdinand Marcos, Virginia Madsen, Shriya Saran, Ludacris, Andy Ruiz Jr, Tom Landry, Bob Packwood, Tom Dreesen, Earl Holliman, and Elizabeth Henstridge, among others.
Dan Quinn Family
Who are Dan Quinn’s parents?
Dan Quinn, born Daniel Patrick Quinn, was born to his parents Jim Quinn and Sue Quinn in Morristown, New Jersey. Not much information is available to the media about his parents and family.
Does Dan Quinn have siblings?
Quinn was born to his parents in a family of six children. He has four brothers, Mike Quinn, Peter Quinn, Brian Quinn, and Tim Quinn, and one sister, Maribeth Quinn.
Dan Quinn Education
Quinn attended Morristown High School in Morristown, where he played high school football. He graduated from high school in 1989 and joined Salisbury State University (now Salisbury University). The University was an NCAA Division III school, and he played for its football team as a defensive lineman from 1990 to 1993.
Dan Quinn Wife
Quinn is currently married in status, to his loving sweetheart, Stacey Quinn. Stacey is an athletic trainer and has been married for almost 20 years. Together they founded a foundation called Quinn’s corps.
Dan Quinn Kids
Despite being happily married for almost two decades, the loving and supportive athletic couple does not share any children as of now.
Dan Quinn Height
Quinn has an athletic, muscular, and well-built body with an outstanding height of 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) and a moderate weight of 79 kg (175 lbs).
Dan Quinn’s coaching career
Quinn started his coaching career in 1994 with the William & Mary Tribe Football team and in 1995 at Virginia Military Institute, serving with their defensive lines. He then served as the defensive line coach at Hofstra from 1996 to 1999, and as their defensive coordinator and defensive line coach in 2000.
San Francisco 49ers
Quinn was hired by the San Francisco 49ers as their defensive quality control coach under head coach Steve Mariucci in 2001. He was then promoted to defensive line coach in 2003.
Quinn was hired in 2005 as the defensive line coach by the Miami Dolphins under new head coach Nick Saban.
New York Jets
Dan was hired by the New York Jets in 2007, as the defensive line coach.
He was then hired by the Seattle Seahawks as an assistant head coach and defensive line coach under new head coach Jim L. Mora, on January 12, 2009.
University of Florida
Quinn departed Seattle in 2011, to work as the defensive coordinator and defensive line coach for the Florida Gators, within the 2011 and 2012 seasons.
Return to the Seattle Seahawks
Dan came back to Seattle as their defensive coordinator on January 17, 2013, this time under head coach Pete Carroll. Quinn took the position of Gus Bradley, who became the Jacksonville Jaguar’s head coach. Dan was a 2012 finalist for the Broyles Award, awarded annually to the nation’s top assistant coach.
In his first season as defensive coordinator, the team led the league in the fewest points allowed, the fewest yards allowed, and takeaways with 231, 4,378, and 39, respectively. They became the first team since the 1985 Chicago Bears to attain the feat and went on to win Super Bowl XLVIII against the Denver Broncos 43-8.
One day after the Seahawks lost Suoer Bowl XLIX to the New England Patriots, Dan came to an agreement to become the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons on February 2, 2015.
Quinn won his first game as the head coach of the Falcons on September 14, after his team defeated the visiting Philadelphia Eagles 26-24 on Monday Night Football. They got off to a hot 5-0 start in his first season, however, they finished the season 8-8 and missed out on the playoffs.
His Falcons completed the year with an 11-5 record in the 2016 season, which was good enough to win the NFC South and attain a first-round bye in the playoffs. They beat his former team, the Seattle Seahawks in the Divisional Round, 36-20, proceeding to the NFC Championship for just the fourth time in the franchise history.
Quinn’s Falcons won the NFC Championship over the Green Bay Packers 44-21, on January 22, 2017. They were able to proceed to play in Super Bowl LI against the New England Patriots. The Falcons held the largest lead in Super Bowl history, up 21-3 at halftime and 28-3 in the third quarter, but lost the game by a score of 34-28 in the first Super Bowl to be decided in overtime. Quinn coached the first-ever overtime in super bowl history.
Dan’s Falcons completed the year 10-6, in the 2017 season. It was only good enough for 3rd in the NFC South, and also good enough for the 6th seed in the playoffs. They beat the 3rd seeded Los Angeles Rams by 26-13 in the Wild Card Round and proceeded to the divisional round. However, they lost to the final Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles in the Divisional Round, by 15-10.
His Falcons, in the 2018 season, were injury-riddled throughout the season, losing seven starters to injured reserve and more for at least a game. They finally completed 7-9, placing them at 2nd in the NFC South and as the 8th seed in the NFC, missing out on the playoffs for the first time since 2015. After the sacking of defensive coordinator Marquand Manuel, Dan took on the role of defensive coordinator for the team.
The Falcons began the first half of the season going 1-7 with growing speculation that the owner Arthur Blank would fire Quinn sometime during or at the end of the season in the 2019 season. Following a defensive turnaround with Dan distributing some of the defensive play-calling duties to assistants, they finished the season at 7-9. Once again the Falcons placed second in the NFC South, missing out on the playoffs for the second year in a row. After the season, Blank revealed that Quinn would come back for the 2020 season.
Dan suffered his first loss with the team for the 2020 NFL season, losing to the Seahawks 38-25, on September 13, 2020. This marked the 40th loss of his head coaching career inclusive of playoff losses. On October 11, 2020, following an 0-5 start to the season, the team first since 1997, Dan together with general manager Thomas Dimitroff were sacked by the Falcons. Dan completed his time in Atlanta with a 43-42 (.506) regular-season record, 3-2 (.600) playoff record, and a 46-44 (.511) career record.
Quinn was hired as the defensive coordinator by the Dallas Cowboys under head coach Mike McCarthy, on January 11, 2021. He replaced Mike Nolan, who was released after the 2020 season. Dan stepped in as acting head coach for the Cowboys on December 2, 2021, as their coach Mike was out following testing positive for COVID-19. The team defeated the New Orleans Saints by 27-17. The Cowboys finished with a 12-5 record and won the NFC East, following Dan’s first season as their defensive coordinator. He also guided the team to a more improved defense in 2021 a dramatic difference from before he came.
Dan Quinn’s Net Worth
American professional football coach and former player, Quinn has been coaching from 1994 to the present. He has coached numerous teams as an assistant and was the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons before joining the Cowboys as a defensive coordinator. Currently, at the Dallas Cowboys, Quinn earns an undisclosed salary and has garnered a net worth of approximately $8 million as of 2021.