Quinn got into coaching immediately after his playing days were over. He started at William & Mary in 1994 coaching the defensive line. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin was actually a wide receiver on that Tribe football team.
Then Quinn moved to VMI for one season as the defensive line coach. He then moved to Hofstra and was the defensive line coach from 1996-2000. In Quinn's last year with the Pride, he got his first chance to be a defensive coordinator.
It was off to the NFL in 2001 as he joined the San Francisco 49ers as a defensive quality control coach. After that job for two years, Quinn became San Francisco's defensive line coach in 2003 and had that for two seasons. Quinn then left for the Dolphins and worked on Nick Saban's staff as the DL coach in 2005 and 2006.
After Saban left for Alabama, Quinn remained in the AFC East and worked for the New York Jets for two seasons. Then in 2009, Quinn joined former Falcons head coach Jim Mora, Jr. in Seattle as the Seahawks defensive line coach. Pete Carroll kept Quinn on the staff in his first season as head coach in 2010.
But then Quinn left for a return to the college ranks, as he joined Will Muschamp as Florida's defensive coordinator for the 2011 and 2012 seasons. Quinn then went back to the Seahawks before the 2013 season to replace Gus Bradley, who had taken over as head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Like his predecessor Mike Smith, Quinn has never been a head coach before and his career has been as a defensive assistant.
Dan Quinn is 44 years old. He was born on September 11, 1970 in Morristown, New Jersey. And he's about to get the biggest job of his life.
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