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Associate Head Athletic Trainer Dan Watson
Dan Watson begins his ninth season with his athletic training staff and his second as Associate Head Athletic Trainer at the University of Delaware in 2012-13.
Watson, who works with all Blue Hen athletes, has primary duties with the nationally-ranked Blue Hen football team, assisting Assistant Director of Athletics for Athletic Training and Head Athletic Trainer John Smith.
Watson earned his degree in athletic training with honors from the University of Delaware in 1995 after serving for three years as a athletic training student and working with the UD football, men's lacrosse, women's soccer, and baseball programs.
He moved on to the University of Virginia where he earned his master's degree in education, athletic training, and sports medicine in 1996.
Watson began his career at Hampden-Sydney (Va.) College as a graduate assistant in 1995-96 before moving on to Yale University in New Haven, Conn. where he served as assistant athletic trainer, working with the football, ice hockey, and track and field programs from 1996-99.
While at Yale, he was active as medical coordinator with the National Youth Sports Program while providing free physicals to underprivileged children and also assisted at the Yale Physical Therapy Clinic where he designed and administered rehabilitation programs for the faculty, staff, and students.
Watson moved on to Rutgers University in 1999 and served with the Scarlet Knights athletics program for five years before returning to Delaware. While at Rutgers, he worked with the men's soccer, wrestling, baseball, and track and field programs and also had teaching duties within the athletic training field.
As an undergraduate at Delaware, he earned the C. Roy Rylander Award as the Outstanding Senior Student Athletic Trainer. He has presented a variety of topics at numerous conferences, including at the NATA Annual Symposium. He previously served as Clinical Coordinator of the UD ATEP and is President Elect of the DATA.
Watson and his wife, Minda, reside in Newark. They welcomed their first child, son Jude, to their family in the summer of 2011.
Head Coach Dave Brock
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Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Tim Weaver
Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line Sean Devine
Passing Game Coordinator/Quarterbacks John Perry
Receivers Coach Brian Ginn
Cornerbacks Coach Henry Baker
Defensive Quality Control Assistant Brad Hilovsky
Offensive Quality Control Assistant Fritz Stueber
Head Athletic Trainer John Smith
Assistant Athletic Trainer Dan Watson
Director of Football Operations Jerry Oravitz
Personal Development Coach David Baylor
Assistant Director of Athletics for Sports Medicine Dr. Andrew Reisman
Sports Medicine Physician Dr. Geoffrey Gustavsen