USA Football National Conference Speaker Series: Dan Gonzalez

By Adam Wire | Posted 1/9/2018

From now through kickoff at USA Football's 2018 National Conference at Pro Bowl, we will take a look at some of the notable speakers and sessions on the docket for one of the country’s largest gatherings of high school football coaches.

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Name: Dan Gonzalez

Session, date, time: Coaching the Quarterback Decision-Making Process, 8 to 8:45 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 28

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His background: Gonzalez played football for four years at University of Texas and lettered as a wide receiver on the 1994 Southwest Conference championship team. His coaching career began when he was given the responsibility of handling passing game quality control during his senior season.

After graduating, he served one season as an assistant at Ranger College. He moved on to serve as the quarterback coach at Abilene Christian University, but returned to Ranger, producing all-conference selections at quarterback and wide receiver.

Gonzalez then spent two seasons at North Lamar High School in Paris, Texas, bringing back-to-back winning seasons for the first time in 20 years. Following that, he joined Lenoir-Rhyne University as the quarterback and wide receiver coach and co-offensive coordinator. During his first season there, the team’s quarterback led the South Atlantic Conference in passing and set single-season school records for most yards, touchdowns, and completions. Gonzalez resides in Allen, Texas with his wife Lori and their three children.

Follow Dan on Twitter: @Dan_Gonzalez16