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    Dan Hernandez
    Dan Hernandez

    Position:
    Offensive Graduate Assistant

    Alma Mater:
    Upper Iowa University, 2009



    Dan Hernandez is in his second season as a member of the Northwestern coaching staff and his first as the program's offensive graduate assistant. Hernandez spent the 2013 season as Northwestern's offensive quality control assistant, aiding offensive coordinator Mick McCall with opponent preparation and film study as well as play-call scripting and other in-game tasks.

    Hernandez also served as a recruiting assistant to Wildcats defensive line coach Marty Long, whose recruiting areas included Florida, Texas, Georgia and North Carolina.

    Before coming to Evanston, Hernandez worked for four years at Florida International University in Miami. He began as a football operations assistant before spending two years as the Panthers' assistant director of football operations, helping the program win a Sun Belt Conference championship as well as the Little Caesar's Pizza Bowl in 2010. In his last year at FIU, Hernandez became the offensive graduate assistant under head coach Mario Cristobal.

    Hernandez played defensive line at Division II Upper Iowa University, serving as a two-year team captain and earning three Northern Sun Conference All-Academic Team honors. He graduated in 2009 with a degree in Criminology before earning his Master's in Public Administration from Florida International University in 2011.