According to our friend D. Orlando Ledbetter at the AJC, Dan Quinn, the Defensive Coordinator for the Seattle Seahawks for both of their Super Bowl seasons, has agreed to a five year contract with the Atlanta Falcons to become the new Head Coach.

Most everyone already knew this was going to happen, it was just a matter of having to wait until after the Super Bowl.

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Well, it’s after the Super Bowl and it’s a done deal.

It’s expected that Coach Quinn and the Falcons will have a press conference on Tuesday to be introduced and answer questions from the media.

Quinn, was the Defensive Coordinator at Seattle in 2009 and 2010 but then left for a two year stint in the same position at the University of Florida.

He returned to Seattle for the 2013 and 2014 seasons and his defense helped the Seahawks make trips to the Super Bowl in both of those years, winning the first one in dominant fashion over the Broncos.

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This put Quinn on the top of everyone’s wish list as a new head coach, but since he couldn not talk to anyone about it until after his season ended officially he was not able to be courted by many of the other teams looking to fill the HC job right after their season ended.

Atlanta’s patience paid off big time and now he’s the new man in charge at Flowery Branch.

Pete Carroll says that Quinn is “special. He’s a tremendous football coach, a cgreat communicator and a great leader.”

Dan Quinn is 44 years old and is a native of Morristown, NJ.

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His resume is as follows:

  • 1990 – 1993 Player, DL, Salisbury State
  • 1994 – Coach, William and Mary
  • 1995 – Coach, Virginia Military Institute
  • 1996 – 2000: Coach, Hofstra
  • 2000 – 2003: Quality Control, San Francisco 49ers
  • 2003 – 2004: Defensive Line Coach, San Francisco 49ers
  • 2005 – 2006: Asst Coach, Miami Dolphins
  • 2007 – 2008: New York Jets
  • 2009 – 2010: Defensive Coordinator, Seattle Seahawks
  • 2011 – 2012: Defensive Coordinator, University of Florida
  • 2013 – 2014: Defensive Coordinator, Seattle Seahawks
  • 2015 – Present: Head Coach, Atlanta Falcons