MSU Profile Twitter [/URL] Born: April 27th, 1972 Drexel Hill, PA Alma Mater: Ursinus College 1994 Coaching Experience 2009- Mississippi State University (Head Coach) 2005-08 Florida (Offensive Coordinator/ Quarterbacks) 2003-04 Utah (Quarterbacks) 2001-02 Bowling Green (Quarterbacks) 1999-00 Notre Dame (Graduate Assistant Offense) 1998 Syracuse (Graduate Assistant Offense) 1996-97 Columbia (Wide Receivers) 1994-95 Wagner (Wide Receivers) Bio In just three full seasons, Dan Mullen has revitalized and reenergized the Mississippi State fan base. From the moment of his introduction on Dec. 10, 2008 as the 32nd head coach in school history, supporters have turned out in record numbers and capacity crowds to support the Bulldogs. Mississippi State fans have sold out a school-record 16 consecutive home games at Davis Wade Stadium. Each of the last two years have seen the school’s attendance record broken. In fact, 13 of the school’s top 15 crowds have occurred in the last three years, with all six crowds last season ranking in the top 15 all-time. The Bulldog faithful have gone on to watch the head coach lead the Maroon and White’s football program to back-to-back postseason bowl wins for the first time in over a decade. Just three years into his tenure, Mullen (.553) is already the winningest coach at State since Darrell Royal in 1954-55 (.600), and is already tied for sixth in school history for wins by a MSU head coach (21). On top of that, Mullen has dominated the Egg Bowl rivalry, becoming just the second MSU coach and the first since Sid Robinson from 1917-19 to start off 3-0 against Ole Miss in the Battle for the Golden Egg. Mullen was widely regarded as one of the top young minds in college football when he arrived at Mississippi State, and he brought not only an impressive offensive resume and a list of NFL-developed quarterbacks, but also an energy and passion for the college game. Improvement wasn’t limited to fan enthusiasm, as Mullen ignited the Bulldogs to a nine-win season in just his second year, and then another successful season in 2011. With Mullen’s masterful offensive mind this past year, the Maroon and White broke the school record for passing touchdowns in a season (19) and finished second all-time in school history in total offense and first downs. Additionally, the offense finished in the top 10 in passing yards, completions and completion percentage. In 2010, State won six games in a row in the middle of the season and finished among the top 10 in school history in the following categories - passing yardage, completion percentage, passing touchdowns, rushing attempts, rushing yards, rushing touchdowns, total plays, total offensive yards, per-game offense and first downs. The defense also amassed the 10th-highest sack total in school annals. The 2010 Bulldogs closed out the season with nine victories including posting the largest margin of victory in a bowl game in school history. The resounding 52-14 Gator Bowl win against Michigan capped a truly remarkable year. With the nation’s toughest schedule in 2009, State’s rushing attack, led by first-team all-Southeastern Conference selection and current NFL running back Anthony Dixon, finished ninth nationally with a 227.6 rushing yard average per game. State averaged 371.9 yards of total offense per game, the ninth-highest total in school history and the most since 2000 at the time. Mullen’s first season concluded with a rousing 41-27 victory over MSU’s in-state rival, which brought the Golden Egg back to Starkville. He became the only the third Mississippi State coach to win his Egg Bowl debut since 1939, joining Allyn McKeen and Jackie Sherrill. The Bulldogs posted a 5-7 overall record in 2009, including three road victories. During the previous four seasons as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at the University of Florida, Mullen molded a Heisman Trophy, Davey O’Brien and Maxwell Award-winning quarterback, along with a Rimington Trophy finalist and a Biletnikoff Award semifinalist.