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DAN FERRIGNO Last Updated 7/23/10
  Assistant Coach
 
Tight Ends/Special Teams

 Second Season


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Dan Ferrigno

COACHING EXPERIENCE
- Dan Ferrigno oversees SDSU's special teams and tight ends. Spent 22 seasons as an assistant coach in the Pac-10 Conference at California, Oregon, Oregon State and USC prior to joining San Diego State.

- Helped Aztec Brian Stahovich rank 13th in the nation in punting in 2009 with a 43.8 average and earn second-team all-Mountain West Conference honors.

- Most recently, returned to Cal for his third stint in Berkeley to coach the Golden Bear wide receivers in 2006-07.

- With his assistance, the Bears posted a 10-3 record in 2006 en route to the Holiday Bowl championship and a No. 14 final ranking in the AP poll. That was followed by a 7-6 record and an Armed Forces Bowl title in 2007.

- In 2006, California scored 280 points in Pac-10 play, the second-highest total in school history.

- Cal wide receiver DeSean Jackson ranked 20th nationally in receiving yards per game and caught a Pac-10-best nine touchdowns in 2006. He ended the season with 1,060 receiving yards and earned first-team all-conference honors.

- Prior to his work in Berkeley, Ferrigno was the wide receivers coach at Oregon from 2001-05. During that five-year period, the Ducks advanced to four bowl games aided by 23, 100-yard receiving performances.

- Coached Keenan Howry, Oregon's first, first-team all-Pac-10 wide receiver in 16 seasons, and the Ducks' all-time leading receiver, Samie Parker.

- As a tight ends coach, Ferrigno helped develop Tony Gonzalez while serving as his position coach at California. A first-team all-Pac-10 selection, Gonzalez was the 13th overall pick of the Kansas City Chiefs and became an NFL All-Pro tight end.

- Was on staff with Brady Hoke and Rocky Long at Oregon State. Spent nine seasons with the Beavers, tutoring the running backs, defensive backs, linebackers and special teams.

- Offensive coordinator at Western Michigan from 1982 to 1986, and had one-year stints at Pacific and his alma mater, San Francisco State.

PLAYING EXPERIENCE
- Earned All-America honors as a wide receiver at San Francisco State, where he is in the Hall of Fame.

EDUCATION
- Has a bachelor's degree in physical education (1977) and his teaching credential (1978) from San Francisco State.

PERSONAL
- Ferrigno and his wife, Shawna, have three daughters and three sons.

 

 
THE FERRIGNO FILE
College San Francisco State, 1975
Family Wife, Shawna
3 daughters
3 sons
 
COACHING HISTORY
2009-10 San Diego State TE's / ST's
2006-07 California Wide Receivers
2001-05 Oregon Wide Receivers
2000 USC WR's / ST's
1996-99 California WR's / ST's / TE's (96-98)
1987-95 Oregon State RB's / DB's / LB's / ST's
1982-86 W. Michigan Offen. Coord./ QB's / RB's / OL
1980-81 California Grad Assist.
1979 Pacific WR's / TE's
1978 San Francisco St. WR's / TE's
1975-77 St. Ignatius High Assistant Coach
 
DIVISION I COACHING LEDGER
Year School/Team Title Record/Place
2009 San Diego State TE's / ST's 4-8
2007 California Wide Receivers 7-6
2006 California Wide Receivers 5-2
2005 Oregon Wide Receivers 10-2
2004 Oregon Wide Receivers 5-6
2003 Oregon Wide Receivers 8-5
2002 Oregon Wide Receivers 7-6
2001 Oregon Wide Receivers 11-1
2000 USC WR's/ST's 5-7
1999 California WR's/ST's 0-11
1998 California WR's / ST's / TE's 5-6
1997 California WR's / ST's / TE's 3-8
1996 California WR's / ST's / TE's 6-6
1995 Oregon State RB's / DB's / LB's / ST's 1-10
1994 Oregon State RB's / DB's / LB's / ST's 4-7
1993 Oregon State RB's / DB's / LB's / ST's 4-7
1992 Oregon State RB's / DB's / LB's / ST's 1-9
1991 Oregon State RB's / DB's / LB's / ST's 1-10
1990 Oregon State RB's / DB's / LB's / ST's 1-10
1989 Oregon State RB's / DB's / LB's / ST's 4-7
1988 Oregon State RB's / DB's / LB's / ST's 4-6
1987 Oregon State RB's / DB's / LB's / ST's 2-9
1986 Western Michigan Offen. Coord./QB's/RB's/OL 3-8
1985 Western Michigan Offen. Coord./QB's/RB's/OL 4-6
1984 Western Michigan Offen. Coord./QB's/RB's/OL 5-6
1983 Western Michigan Offen. Coord./QB's/RB's/OL 6-5
1982 Western Michigan Offen. Coord./QB's/RB's/OL 7-2
1981 California Graduate Assistant 2-9
1980 California Graduate Assistant 3-8