Langsdorf in April 2006
June 28, 1972 |
Deggendorf Balck Hawks
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|California Lutheran (GA)
Oregon State (TE)
Edmonton Eskimos (WR)
Edmonton Eskimos (OC/QB)
New Orleans Saints (OA/QC)
New Orleans Saints (asst. WR/ST)
Oregon State (OC/QB)
New York Giants (QB)
Danny Langsdorf (born June 28, 1972) is the current Offensive Coordinator for the Nebraska Cornhuskers. In his six years as the offensive coordinator at Oregon State, his offenses have produced big numbers. Four of the top eight statistical season performances in total offense at Oregon State have come under his guidance.
Langsdorf grew up in McMinnville, Oregon and played quarterback for McMinnville High School. Upon graduating from high school, Langsdorf chose to play football at Boise State University. In his time there from 1991–93, he lettered one season and earned Big Sky Conference All-Academic honors as a sophomore.
After three seasons at Boise State, he transferred to Linfield College in McMinnville and became the Wildcats' starting quarterback in 1994 and 1995. At Linfield, playing for his father Ed Langsdorf, he was selected to the All-Northwest Conference Team as a junior after passing for 2,055 yards and 24 touchdowns. Langsdorf also set a then-school record with 493 passing yards against Southern Oregon on Nov. 12, 1994. After battling with injuries his senior season, Langsdorf concluded his two-year career at Linfield with 2,724 yards, completing 195 of 356 pass attempts. He graduated from Linfield in 1995 with a bachelor's degree in exercise science.
Langsdorf began his college coaching career in 1996 at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. In 1997, Langsdorf came to Oregon State as a graduate assistant. During these first two years at Oregon State he worked with the offense, particularly focusing on the tight ends. He was part of the coaching team that transformed the offense from the wishbone to a multiple set.
After completing his two years as a GA, Langsdorf coached with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League. Langsdorf was the wide receivers coach in 1999 before becoming the Eskimos' quarterbacks coach from 2000–2001. His guidance helped the Eskimos lead the CFL in total yards in 2001 with 6,606.
In 2002, Langsdorf went to coach for the New Orleans Saints. With the Saints, he was the offensive assistant/quality control coach in 2002 and the assistant wide receivers/special teams coach in 2003 and 2004.
On January 24, 2014, Langsdorf was hired by the New York Giants as their quarterbacks coach.
Langsdorf is married to the former Michele Bertrand, a softball standout at Linfield who still appears in the school record books for her pitching prowess.
In May 2007, Langsdorf underwent surgery to donate a kidney to Laurie Cavanaugh. Laurie is the wife of Mike Cavanaugh, offensive line coach at Nebraska, who coached with Langsdorf at Oregon State at the time.
- "Coach's gift is a lifesaver". Portland Tribune, By Kerry Eggers, Jun 1, 2007.