As he begins his fourth training camp as head coach of the Atlanta Falcons Dan Quinn is already accomplished more than most of his 31 other peers in the NFL. Under Quinn, the Falcons have made two playoff appearances. The most memorable, in 2016 when Quinn led Atlanta to the NFC Championship. Unfortunately for Quinn, the trip to Super Bowl LI ended with Patriots rallying from a 25 point deficit to win in overtime.
Quinn’s football success was developed as player for Salisbury University. He was a two-time captain for the Sea Gulls (1992-1993). While playing football on Delmarva, Quinn took advantage of coaching talent around him. “Not just watching football but track and field and lacrosse and seeing how other teams were coached,” Quinn said. “I was always watching the coaches there and learning.”
Quinn was also a track and field standout, setting the Sea Gulls record in the hammer throw. In 2005, Quinn was elected into the Salisbury University Hall of Fame.