falcons-logoThe Atlanta Falcons recently announced that Dan Quinn will be the team’s new coach, and here at Papa John’s Atlanta, we’re excited to see where he can take our team. The Playoffs? A Super Bowl? The moon? the possibilities are endless.

We wanted to give you the opportunity to get to know Dan a little better this off-season, so we found 10 things you might not know about Coach Quinn.

Come next season, these facts will help you win all the trivia and be the envy of all your friends, which is pretty much a win-win.

1. He was a Track-and-Field Star in College

In addition to playing football, Quinn was on the track-and-field team at Salisbury University, where his best event was the hammer throw. He set a record in 1994 with a throw of 168.8 feet.

2. He’s a Former Defensive Lineman

Quinn played on Salisbury’s D-line and was a four-year starter.

3. He’s a Member of the Salisbury Hall of Fame

In 2005, he was inducted into his alma mater’s athletics Hall of Fame. He was a two-time football captain and captain of the track-and-field team his senior year.

4. His First Coaching Job was with William & Mary

His position? No surprise here–he was the defensive line coach. Quinn also worked at the Virginia Military Institute, Hofstra, and the University of Florida.

5. He Has 12 Years of NFL Coaching Experience

Quinn has been a coach for the San Francisco 49ers, the Miami Dolphins, the New York Jets, and the Seattle Seahawks–mostly working with the defense.

6. He’s Known as a “Player’s Coach”

Quinn has a reputation for being well-liked by his players, something we’re all excited to see him bring to the Atlanta locker room.

7. He’s Worked Under Coaching Legend Nick Saban

Quinn was Saban’s defensive coordinator for the Miami Dolphins. In 2005, the Miami defense under Quinn ranked 2nd in the NFL in sacks with 49.

8. He’s Already Won A Super Bowl Ring

Quinn was the defensive coordinator of the Seattle Seahawks when they won Super Bowl XLVIII. He was also with the team for Super Bowl XLIX, where they lost to the New England Patriots

9. His Seahawks Were The Best Defense In The League

With Quinn as their defensive coordinator, Seattle allowed the fewest yards-per-game (267.1) and the fewest points-per-game (15.9) in the NFL during the 2014-2015 season.

10. He has Total Control Over the Roster.

Falcons owner Arthur Blank has already announced that Coach Quinn will have the final say on who makes the 53-man roster–the Falcons are his team.

We can’t wait to see what Coach Quinn can do for the Falcons. If you’re watching the games at home next fall, be sure to count on Papa John’s Atlanta for all your pizza delivery needs. Go Falcons!