Dan Gonzalez began his coaching career when he was given the responsibility of handling passing game quality control during his senior season as a player at the University of Texas. After graduation, he served one season as an assistant at Ranger College, then moved on to serve as the quarterback coach at Abilene Christian University from 1996 to 1997 before returning as the offensive coordinator at Ranger College. From 1998 to 1999 at Ranger College, he produced all-conference selections at quarterback and wide receiver. He was also in charge of administrative operations and was the academic advisor for the football program. Gonzalez then spent two seasons as the offensive coordinator at North Lamar High School in Paris, Texas. Making the switch from a wishbone offense to the passing system featured in his book and this site, North Lamar High School enjoyed back-to-back winning seasons for the first time in 20 years. Along the way, the team produced all-league selections at quarterback, wide receiver, and tight end. Moreover, his quarterback, a converted safety, emerged as the 18th-ranked prospect in the nation. After two seasons, he joined the Lenoir-Rhyne University (formerly Lenoir-Rhyne College) staff in January 2002 as the quarterback and wide receiver coach and co-offensive coordinator. During his first season at Lenoir-Rhyne University, the team’s quarterback led the South Atlantic Conference in passing and set single-season school records for most yards, touchdowns, and completions. Three different quarterbacks in three seasons each netted top 10 passing seasons in the school’s record books, including the second- and fourth-best receiving careers in school history. He then returned to ACU, and recruited his old quarterback from North Lamar High School, who ended up finishing his career with over 12,000 passing yards and 119 touchdowns. Gonzalez graduated from the University of Texas with a bachelor of science in Kinesiology and a minor in Psychology. He played football for four years and lettered as a wide receiver on the 1994 Southwest Conference championship team. Gonzalez was also an NCAA Student Athlete Award winner in 1994 and a member of the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll. Gonzalez played high school football at Paris High School (Paris, TX) and was part of the 1988 Class 4A state championship team, which was coached by former Abilene Christian University football player and Abilene Christian University Sports Hall-of-Fame member Allen Wilson. Gonzalez and his wife, Lori, reside in the Dallas suburb of Allen, Texas with their three children. Gonzalez frequently engages in staff clinics, quarterback camps, and private consultations.