Dan Quinn is a former player and the Atlanta Falcons’ current primary manager, which plays in the National Football League. He is also the previous safeguarding administrator of the Seattle Seahawks.
|Full Name||Daniel Patrick Quinn|
|Date Of Birth||September 11, 1970|
|Birth Place||Morristown, New Jersey, US|
|Profession||Former football player, Football Coach|
|Net Worth||Not Known|
Being a coach is not easy; people won’t know about you until you have made a significant victory with your team. The appearance of the athlete got directly linked to you. Some coaches have not played in the professional scene for so long; if they have taken a bigger team’s responsibility, people won’t believe the decision. You will have to significantly impact the team to prove yourself if you are an underdog coach.
He was born to Jim and Sue Quinn on 11th September 1970, in Morristown, New Jersey. Dan Quinn is the younger children of the progenitors; has five siblings. His father died in 2016 after a battle with a brain tumor. Dan Quinn acquired encouragement in the game from a significantly younger age.
He completed high school studies from Morristown High School, graduating in 1989. He then attended Salisbury University and played as a defensive lineman for that squad.
He did not play for any significant team but had played football professionally for his high school and college. Dan Quinn appeared as a defensive lineman from 1990 to 1993 during his years at Salisbury University. Dan Quinn too associated in track and field contests and even had broken records in Hammer Throw. For his record-breaking event, he got awarded All Mason-Dixon in 1994. He was also the captain of his football squad.
He started his coaching journey as a defensive lines coach for the William & Mary Tribe Football team in 1994. He then acted as a coach for Virginia Military Institute in 1995. After coaching the Hofstra Soccer team for four years, he started his NFL coaching career as a defensive quality control coach for San Francisco in 2001. He worked as a defensive coach for about six years, coaching the San Francisco 49ers, New York Jets, and Miami Dolphins.
He then became a part of the Seattle Seahawks in 2009 as a defensive coordinator. He also coached the Florida Gators in the 2011/12 seasons but later returned to Seattle Seahawks once again. In the first season with the Seahawks, the team became the first team to win the Super Bowl XLVII against Denver Broncos since Chicago Bears in 1985. He worked under head coaches Jim L. Mora and Pete Carroll during his years in the Seattle Seahawks.
On 2nd February 2015, he got signed as the primary manager for the Atlanta Falcons. His first victory as the leading coach came upon a game with Philadelphia Eagles on 14th September 2015. The team defeated Eagles 26-24 on their home turf. Dan Quinn led the team to a 5-0 start in his first season as a coach but could not guide them to the playoffs. His 2016 season was completed with eleven wins and five loss and had even defeated his former team, Seattle Seahawks, 36-20. Following the win against the Seahawks, the team qualified for the NFC Championship.
In 2017, the team won the NFC Championships defeating Green Bay Packers 44-21 and claimed a place in the Super Bowl LI. In the Super Bowl match against New England Patriots, the team led the scoreboard 28-3, the largest lead in Super Bowl history, but lost the game 34-28. The team reached the divisional rounds in the NFC South but was handed a defeat by the eventual champion, Philadelphia Eagles. Falcons ended the 2017 season with ten wins and six losses.
In 2018, he took the defensive coordinator position after the previous coordinator, Marquand Manuel, got fired. The season did not go well for the team as it finished the season with seven wins and nine losses. In 2019, it got reported that Quinn would get fired from the group, but the reports later considered false after he returned to the team for the 2020 season. The 2019 season was also a disaster for the Falcons. In 2020, Dan Quinn registered his 40th loss as a head coach after the Falcons lost the game against Seahawks 38-25. Quinn has been leaving the team this season, but the team has not confirmed the news.
He has won the Bobby Richards Awards and got recruited in the Salisbury University Athletics Hall of Fame in the period of 2005. Dan Quinn was also the final candidate for the Broyles Award. Dan Quinn had received the NFL Honors- Salute to Service Award in 2016.
He is married to Stacey Quinn for about 20 years. The couple owns the charitable organization Quin Corps’ that supports the military families and veterans.
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He has over 61 thousand followers in his official Twitter handle @FalconsDQ.