The University of Florida hired Dan Mullen, previously the head coach at Mississippi State University, to serve as the head coach of the Florida Gators. Interestingly enough, Mullen actually has had worked for the school in the past, although he did not start out as a head coach. Let’s take a look at how Mullen managed to work his way up to the top, including his education and career, starting at a look at his net worth and salary.
Dan Mullen’s Net Worth: $4,200,000
In 2016, Mullen made around $4,200,000, which had seen a $200,000 increase compared to the previous year. Currently, however, information about Mullen’s contract with the Florida school is not yet available. That said, the University of Florida is probably interested in keeping their new head coach happy, especially one who has proven himself over the years. Let’s take a look at his career.
The Early Years
A Pennsylvania native, Mullen got into the game playing in high school, attending the Trinity High School of Manchester, New Hampshire. Going on to play for Ursinus College, he got his first chance at coaching while studying at Wagner College, coaching wide receivers.
Mullen isn’t a novice at the University of Florida, as the school hired him as an offensive coordinator before he got his first head coaching job. He also served as a quarterback coach for the University of Utah.
In late 2008, Mullen was hired to serve as the head coach of Mississippi State. Proving himself, in late 2016, Mullen made history after he became the first football coach to win a bowl game, even with a losing record on the season. Proving a good force for the school, he had even been offered a four0year contract that would have lasted until 2021 before he had been hired by Florida.
In a statement with ESPN, Mullen talked about his new appointment:
I have such great memories of the championships we won during our time here and have a love for Florida. We are happy to be coming back to such a supportive administration, staff, student body and fan base, which is the premier football program in the country.
We will give relentless effort in everything that we do on and off the field. Our commitment will match the passion that the Gator Nation has for this program.
Florida athletic director Scott Stricklin also had a few choice words for Mullen:
I strongly believe Dan is the most prepared candidate to have immediate and long-term success at the University of Florida. Coach Mullen is one of the best offensive minds in all of college football, and has an unbelievable track record in tutoring successful quarterbacks (such as Alex Smith, Chris Leak, Tim Tebow, Dak Prescott and Nick Fitzgerald).
Coach Mullen will do a tremendous job in developing accountability and toughness through a well-coordinated strength and conditioning program. Dan will work closely with the coaching staff, academic advising staff and administrative team to give every student athlete he coaches the opportunity to grow and excel at a high level athletically, academically and socially.