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Dan Shula
Dan  Shula

Cooper City, FL

High School:
St. Thomas Aquinas

Assistant Coach/WR

Alma Mater:
Dartmouth, '06

Alma Mater:
Miami, '08


Inside the Owls' Burrow, featuring WRs Coach Dan Shula

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Game Week #7, Florida Atlantic at Marshall

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Game Week #6, Florida Atlantic vs. Charlotte

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Football Opens 2014 with Two Additional Assistants

Partridge Assistant Staff Now at Seven

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Coaching Experience
2014 - Florida Atlantic University (Assistant Coach/WR)
2011-13 - Illinois State University (Assistant Coach/ WR/Kicking/DFO)
2009-10 - Illinois State University (Offensive Assistant/Kicking Coach/Assist. DFO)
2007-08 - University of Miami (Offensive Graduate Assistant/OL)
2006 - University of Alabama (Offensive Graduate Assistant/WR)

Bowl /Post-Season Games Coached
2012 - FCS Quarterfinals (Illinois State)
2008 - Emerald Bowl (Miami)

Playing Experience
Quarterback, Dartmouth College (2002-05) Quarterback, St. Thomas Aquinas (1998-01)

Born: October 9, 1983
Hometown: Cooper City, FL
Education: Bachelor of Arts, Psychological and Brain Science, Dartmouth 2006; Master of Arts, Liberal Studies, Miami, 2008
Marital Status: Wife, Kristy
Family: Sons Logan (7) and Connor (4)

At Florida Atlantic

Shula worked with a solid blend of newcomers and veterans in 2014. The Owl quarterbacks connected with 19 different players, eight true receivers, and spread the touchdown receptions to seven different players. Jenson Stoshak and newcomer Kalib Woods were each credited with two scores. But, the breakout season fell upon the speedy slot receiver Lucky Whitehead who was credited with six scores. Whitehead lead all FAU receivers. His 76 receptions placed him No. 2 among all Conference USA receivers and No. 27 nationally. Whitehead ended his senior campaign as a first team All-Conference USA selection. The program's first – first-team selection since joining the league in 2013. He was ranked among league leaders in receptions (2), receiving yards (10), kick returns (7) and all-purpose yards (4). Nationally, he was listed in eight categories, including in the top-40 in all-purpose yards (18), combined kick returns (16), kick-returns (36), punt returns (3) and receptions per game (27).

In 2015, Shula returned four game experienced receivers. The unit was led by senior Jenson Stoshak, who was listed among the nation’s top receivers in three categories. Stoshak posted his best campaign in 2014 with 37 catches and 508 yards and surpassed the mark with 57 catches and 820 yards in 2015. His longest of the season was a 65-yarder. Once again the Owls’ passing game spread the ball around connecting with 13 players. The balanced attack saw four wide receivers record 20 or more receptions. Tight end Nate Terry led all receivers with four scoring receptions, while Woods added three.

The 2016 receiving unit was a microcosm of the team. The unit had just one senior, showed flashes of potential, but a collective consistent effort were rare. The unit showcased itself at Rice, a game that the Owls tallied 321 receiving yards and two scores and some fantastic blocks. FAU receiving corps saw an individual tally 100+ receiving yards seven times, a new FAU single-season record. Kalib Woods, a C-USA honorable mention honoree, led the way with six, also a program single-season record. Woods ended his junior season with a team high 934 yards on 68 catches. While seven different individuals recorded a touchdown, the team leaders were juniors Henry Bussey and Nate Terry, with two.

At Illinois State
Served as an assistant coach at Illinois State, the first two seasons as the team's offensive assistant the final two he focused on the wide receivers, kickers and punters while also serving as the team's director of operations. Kicker Zach Kutch was second-team All-American in 2009.

Shula transitioned into his role as receivers coach and inherited a talented group of wideouts. Led by Tyrone Walker, the group helped the Redbirds average 200 yards per game through the air in 2011 and the unit caught 18 touchdown passes. Shula's final season with the Redbirds saw Walker lead the unit with 65 receptions for 787 yards and eight touchdowns on his way to All-MVFC second team honors. Marvon Sanders wrapped up his stellar two-year career at ISU with 441 yards receiving on 39 receptions and freshman Lechein Neblett was named to the MVFC All-Newcomer team. 2012 was more of the same with the receiving corps tallying 2,066 yards and 15 scores. In 2012 the receivers accumulate 3,415 yards and 27 touchdowns. The kicking game also flourished with his kicker earning honorable mention All-Missouri Valley Football Conference honors and the long snapper was named second-team All-American. During Shula's tenure, Tyrone Walker set school records for receptions, receiving yards, touchdowns and was first team All-MVFC in 2012. The Redbirds 2012 squad advanced to the FCS quarterfinals and finished the season ranked No. 8, nationally.

At Miami
Served a two-year stint as a graduate assistant where he primarily worked with the offensive line.

At Alabama
Worked one season as a graduate assistant, primarily with the wide receivers.

Playing Career
Dartmouth College (2002-06) - three-year letter winner. Appeared in 15 games, including junior starts
St. Thomas Aquinas (1998-02)-Led team to 2001 State Championship game, Member of 1999 Class 4A State Championship Team, three-year letter winner, All-State Selection, Consensus First team All-Broward County

Professional Players Coached
Jason Fox (Detroit Lions - 4th round)
Orlando Franklin (Denver Broncos - 2nd round)
Harland Gunn (Atlanta Falcons - free agent)
Cameron Meredith (Chicago Bears - free agent)
Tyrone Walker (Green Bay Packers - free agent)
Lucky Whitehead (Dallas Cowboys - free agent)
Jenson Stoshak (Carolina Panthers - free agent)

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