Dan joined the Cobber football staff in 1996 after a long and highly successful career as the head football coach at Moorhead High School, including a state championship in 1987.
Dan graduated from Martin Hughs High School in Buhl Minnesota in 1969 and earned his BS degree from Moorhead State in 1973. He received his Masters from Moorhead State in Physical Education in 1976. In addition to his Cobber coaching duties, Dan continues to teach in the Moorhead public school system.
Dan lives in Moorhead with his wife, Linda. They have two children, Shawn and Blake.