Dan Finn
Position:
Assistant Coach (offensive line)

Experience:
1st year

Dan Finn is in his first season with UC Davis after joining the program during Winter 2014. Finn, who brings a decade of coaching experience to the Aggies, coaches the offensive line. He spent the past two seasons directing the offensive line at Utah where he coached three Utes that earned All-Pac-12 recognition, including left tackle Sam Brenner who was a second-team pick in 2012 and is now a center with the Miami Dolphins.

Finn was a graduate assistant with Utah in 2004 before moving on to Idaho (2007-10) and San Diego State (2011). He's been on the coaching staff with four teams that have played in four bowl games - the 2005 Emerald Bowl, 2006 Armed Forces Bowl, 2009 Humanitarian Bowl and 2011 New Orleans Bowl.

He's also gained coaching experience at Mesa College (2002), Phoenix College (2003) and Southern Utah (2004). Finn was a three-time All-Big Sky first-team offensive lineman for Northern Arizona University, serving as a two-year captain and earning team MVP honors in 1997.

Finn later played professionally for NFL Europe after spending a year with the Denver Brocks in 1998. He earned his bachelor's degree in liberal studies from NAU in 2002.

"He's played the position at a very high level," Head coach Ron Gould said upon his hiring. "He's very technical and has great attention to detail. He cares about the young men, he really wants them to do great and is a great mentor for the players on and off the field."