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College football coach who took over the Mississippi State Bulldogs in 2009. Dan Mullen coached Mississippi State to an impressive 52-14 victory over Michigan in the 2011 Gator Bowl. In 2017, Dan Mullen was announced as the head coach at the University of Florida.
In the early 90s, Dan Mullen played college football at Ursinus College, excelling as a tight end.
Mullen attended Trinity High School of Manchester, New Hampshire, where he helped lead the Pioneers to the state championship in 1988.
Mullen attended Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, where he lettered for two years playing tight end and was a first-team All-Centennial Conference selection his senior year. He graduated in 1994 with a bachelor's degree in Education. He went on to Wagner College, where he coached wide receivers and earned a master's degree in Education in 1996.
Prior to his hiring at Mississippi State, Mullen served as the quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator at the University of Florida. Prior to that, he coached under Urban Meyer at the University of Utah, where he was quarterbacks coach for the Utes during their undefeated 2004 season, and Bowling Green University. At Utah, Mullen developed quarterback Alex Smith into the number 1 overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft. After Meyer left to take the head coaching position at Florida, Mullen served as the interim offensive coordinator during Utah's Fiesta Bowl victory over Pitt. During his tenure at Utah, he also recruited and briefly coached Brian Johnson, a quarterback who led Utah to 13–0 and a Sugar Bowl victory in 2009.
Mullen married his wife, Megan, in 2005. Together, they have two children: Breelyn and Canon. Mullen also has a son from a previous relationship, Rowan.
On December 11, 2008, Mullen was hired as the head coach of Mississippi State by former Athletic Director Greg Byrne.
Mullen's first recruiting class at Mississippi State was ranked 19th in the nation by Scout.com. and his 2012 recruiting class was ranked 18th in the nation. In his first season as head coach at Mississippi State in 2009, his team went 5–7 against the toughest schedule in the nation.
In 2010, his Bulldog team went 9–4 overall and 4–4 in the SEC including victories over Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, and Mississippi; the four losses came to teams ranked in the top 12. Mississippi State capped off the 2010 season by defeating traditional power Michigan in the 2011 Gator Bowl, 52–14, and achieved a number-15 ranking in the final AP poll.
In 2011, Mullen's Bulldogs entered the year ranked number 19 in the nation. A loss to Auburn in the first SEC game of the year hurt the Bulldogs, and they went into the game vs Ole Miss with a 5–6 record. They defeated the Rebels, 31–3, and defeated Wake Forest, 23–17, in the Music City Bowl to finish 7–6 on the year.
In 2012, Mississippi State opened with a win over Jackson State and a win over Auburn, the first time the Bulldogs defeated the Tigers since 2007. Mississippi State had a 7–0 record, and a number 13 ranking, entering a game vs number 1, undefeated Alabama. MSU lost, 38–7, and lost two more, to number 16 Texas A&M and number 9 LSU. MSU defeated Arkansas, and was looking for a fourth straight win over Ole Miss, who was 5–6 going into the game, similar to MSU the year before. The Bulldogs lost, 41–24, and then lost to Northwestern, 34–20, in the Gator Bowl to finish 8–5.
In 2014, Mullen led the Bulldogs to one of the greatest seasons in school history. He claimed his first Top 10 win at Mississippi State, as the Bulldogs knocked off #8 LSU, 34–29, at Death Valley, allowing them to enter the polls at #12. He followed that up by beating #6 Texas A&M, 48–31, in Starkville, vaulting them to third in the nation. A week later, they beat #2 Auburn, 38–23, which propelled them to the top spot in both major polls (as well as the inaugural College Football Playoff Top 25) —the highest ranking in Mississippi State's history, and the highest that any FBS team in Mississippi had been ranked at that late date in almost half a century. Losses to Alabama and Mississippi ended any hope of a national championship. The Bulldogs finished 10–2 – only the third 10-win season in school history. This netted them an appearance in the Orange Bowl, where they lost to Georgia Tech, 49–34, the third major bowl appearance in school history, after the 1937 Orange Bowl and the 1941 Orange Bowl.
On December 26, 2016, Mullen made SEC history when he became the first football coach in conference history to win a bowl game and still finish with a losing record on the season; Mississippi State finished the season with a 6–7 mark.
On February 27, 2017, Mississippi State Athletic Director John Cohen announced a four-year extension for Mullen through February 2021.
On November 26, 2017, Mullen signed a six-year, $36.6 million dollar contract to become the new head coach of the Florida Gators football team. ESPN ranked Mullen's first recruiting class at Florida at 13, an increase of six from the previous season. After a 4–7 campaign the previous year under coach Jim McElwain, Mullen's first Gator squad went 10–3 and finished ranked No. 7 in the AP Poll after a 41–15 victory over then-No. 8 Michigan in the Peach Bowl. He led the Gators to an 11–2 record the following year including a 36–28 win over Virginia in the Orange Bowl.
During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Dan Mullen said that he wanted the entire stadium to be packed to "create the best game-day atmosphere we can." The capacity of Florida's Ben Hill Griffin Stadium was nearly 90,000 people in 2020. The Independent Florida Alligator's Payton Titus reported that 19 players tested positive for COVID-19 days after Mullen's comments. ESPN and CBS later reported that two more players, two Unnamed Assistant Coaches, and Mullen himself all tested positive for the Coronavirus.
Dan Mullen married former Golf Channel star Megan Mullen in 2005. They have two children named Cannon and Breeland.
Currently, Dan Mullen is 50 years, 4 months and 30 days old. Dan Mullen will celebrate 51st birthday on a Thursday 27th of April 2023. Below we countdown to Dan Mullen upcoming birthday.