Dan Schwab is a football lifer who has been in and around the game for nearly 40 years at the NFL, college, and high school level as a coach and scout. He spent eight years as a pro personnel scout with the New York Jets, and spent another five years as an advance and pro personnel scout with the Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, helping the Broncos to their Super Bowl XXXIII championship at the end of the 1998 season. He had college coaching stints at the University of Miami (FL) in 1982 and 1983 as a grad assistant coach, and as LB coach at Hofstra University where he helped the team qualify for the 1989 NCAA playoffs. At the high school level, he won a Group IV NJ State Championship at Pemberton Township HS in 1977, and was defensive coordinator for the 1990 Flushing HS team that won the New York City Championship. As a player, Dan was a team captain at Long Beach HS on Long Island where he played with future Ohio State and Cincinnati Bengals star Pete Johnson, and Jim Bernhardt, who is currently an assistant coach with the Houston Texans. At Widener College in Pennsylvania, he played with Billy “White Shoes” Johnson (Oilers, Falcons) and Joe Fields (Jets). Their 1975 team advanced to the NCAA National semi-finals.
When not coaching or scouting, Dan has stayed around the game as a media expert, providing content for numerous media outlets as a member of the Real Football team, and has also served as a mentor in the NFL’s High School Player Development Program.