Hwang was a draftee pick for Daegu FC from Dong-A University for the 2010 season. Since the beginning of the season, he has been a regular in the first team, making his debut against Gwangju Sangmu on 27 February 2010. Hwang scored his first professional goal against Gangwon FC on 2 May 2010, and went on to score a second in the 1-2 away loss to Chunnam Dragons on 7 November 2010. During the 2010 season, he played in 31 games in all competitions, scoring 4 goals. Hwang stayed with Daegu for 2011, and scored Daegu's opening goal of the season in the club's 2–3 away loss to Gwangju FC on 5 March 2011.