Dan Windham – Dan began his playing career at Oceanside High School in the early 1990s as an offensive and defensive lineman and long snapper. After an all-league / all CIF senior season at center, he continued his career at Palomar College under Head Coach Tom Craft. In two seasons, Palomar amassed a 21-1 record with a state and national championship in 1993. Dan was an all Mission Conference offensive lineman in 1993 and an integral part of Palomar’s championship team.
After his two seasons at Palomar, Dan had an opportunity to continue playing at San Diego State University under head coach Ted Tollner. In two seasons at San Diego State, the Aztecs had a 16-7 record, the best two seasons at SDSU since 1991-1992 with Marshall Faulk. In 1996, Dan’s senior season at SDSU, the Aztecs boasted the nation’s top punting unit and top punter with Noel Prefontaine being awarded 1st team All-America honors in 1996. Prefontaine still holds the school record for punting average in a season (46.54 yards per game). As coach Kennedy Pola(malu) said at their senior banquet, “You can’t have an All-American punter without an All-American snapper.” After several tryouts with NFL teams, Dan pursued his teaching credential and began coaching at Mira Mesa High school where he had the opportunity to work with one of SDSU’s future standouts, JR Tolver.
Since 1999, Dan has coached with Oceanside High School and El Camino High School. He has served as an offensive line coach as well as a strength and conditioning coach. Dan is an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist as well as an NCSF Certified Personal Trainer.
Photo above: From left, it’s Noel Prefontaine (Punter), Dave Ohton (Strength and Conditioning Coach, Kicking/Snapping Coach), and Danny Wyndham.