Dan Quinn (American football)

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Dan Quinn
Dan Quinn Seahawks.jpg
Quinn in 2013.
Seattle Seahawks
Defensive coordinator
Personal information
Date of birth: (1970-09-11) September 11, 1970 (age 44)
Place of birth: Morristown, New Jersey, U.S.
Career information
High school: Morristown (NJ)
College: Salisbury State
No regular season or postseason appearances
Coaching debut in 1994 for the William & Mary Tribe
Career history
 As coach:

Daniel Patrick "Dan" Quinn (born September 11, 1970) is the current defensive coordinator for the Seattle Seahawks.[1] Quinn originally joined Seattle on January 12, 2009, after spending the previous six years coaching the defensive lines for the San Francisco 49ers (2003-04), Miami Dolphins (2005-06) and the New York Jets (2007-08). He began his NFL coaching career in San Francisco as their defensive quality control coach in 2001 before moving to the defensive line. He also served as the defensive coordinator for the Florida Gators during the 2011 and 2012 seasons, before returning to the Seahawks on January 17, 2013 to replace the departed Gus Bradley, who became the Jacksonville Jaguars head coach. In his first season as defensive coordinator, the Seahawks led the league in points allowed, yards allowed and takeaways with 231, 4,378 and 39, respectively, to become the first team since the 1985 Chicago Bears to accomplish the feat; the Seahawks went on to win Super Bowl XLVIII.[2]

Quinn played at Division-III Salisbury State University (now Salisbury University) as a defensive lineman from 1990 to 1993.

Dan played his high school ball at Morristown High School in Morristown, New Jersey.[3]

He began his collegiate coaching career at William & Mary in 1994 and at Virginia Military Institute in 1995, working with their defensive lines.


  1. ^ https://twitter.com/Seahawks/status/291975451046449152
  2. ^ Mayer, Larry (February 4, 2014). "Comparing Seahawks to '85 Bears". Chicago Bears. Retrieved February 5, 2014. 
  3. ^ Bonasera, Paul. "Quinn coaching winners on the field and off in Morris Twp.", Daily Record (Morristown), December 10, 2008. Accessed February 27, 2013. "Dan, the youngest of six children, was captain of the Morristown High School football team."

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Gus Bradley
Seattle Seahawks Defensive Coordinators
Succeeded by