Dan Gonzalez has long been considered a great teacher of the passing game. His career began when he was given the responsibility of handling passing game quality control during his senior season as a player at the University of Texas. After graduation, he served one season as an assistant at Ranger College, then moving to Abilene Christian University from 1996 to 1997 as the QB coach and Passing Game Coordinator. Returning to Ranger as offensive coordinator from 1998 to 1999, he produced all-conference selections at quarterback and wide receiver. Gonzalez then spent two seasons as the offensive coordinator at North Lamar High School in Paris, Texas. Making the switch from a wishbone offense to a multifaceted passing attack, North Lamar High School enjoyed back-to-back winning seasons for the first time in 20 years. Along the way, the team produced all-league selections at quarterback, wide receiver, and tight end. Moreover, his quarterback, a converted safety, emerged as the 18th-ranked prospect in the nation. After two seasons, he joined the Lenoir-Rhyne University (formerly Lenoir-Rhyne College) staff in January 2002 as the quarterback and wide receiver coach and co-offensive coordinator. During his first season at Lenoir-Rhyne University, the team's quarterback led the South Atlantic Conference in passing and set single-season school records for most yards, touchdowns, and completions. Three different quarterbacks in three seasons each netted top 10 passing seasons in the school's record books, including the second- and fourth-best receiving careers in school history. He then returned to ACU, bringing his former North Lamar QB with him, who went on to pass for more than 12000 yards and 120 TDs in his college career. Gonzalez graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor of science in Kinesiology and a minor in Psychology. He played football for four years and lettered as a wide receiver on the 1994 Southwest Conference championship team, and received recognition for his academic efforts, including the NCAA Student Athlete Award in 1994. Gonzalez played high school football at Paris High School (Paris, TX) and was part of the Wildcats' 1988 Class 4A state championship team. Gonzalez and his wife, Lori, reside in the Dallas suburb of Allen, Texas with their three children. Gonzalez frequently engages in staff clinics, quarterback camps, and private consultations.