Danny Crossman

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Danny Crossman
Miami Dolphins
Born: (1967-01-17) January 17, 1967 (age 53)
El Paso, Texas
Career information
Career history
As coach
1993U.S. Coast Guard Academy (Defensive Backs/Special Teams Coach)
1994–1995Western Kentucky (Defensive Backs Coach)
1996Western Kentucky (Outside Linebackers Coach)
1997–1998Central Florida (Defensive Backs/Special Teams Coord.)
1999–2000Georgia Tech (Defensive Ends/Special Teams Coord.)
2001Georgia Tech (Defensive Backs/Special Teams Coord.)
2002Michigan State (Linebackers/Special Teams Coordinator)
2003–2004Carolina Panthers (Special Teams Assistant)
2005–2006Carolina Panthers (Special Teams Coach)
2007–2009Carolina Panthers (Special Teams Coordinator)
2010–2012Detroit Lions (Special Teams Coordinator)
2013–2018Buffalo Bills (Special Teams Coordinator)
2019–presentMiami Dolphins (Special Teams Coordinator)
As player
1991–1992London Monarchs
Career highlights and awards

Danny Crossman (born January 17, 1967) is an American football coach who is the special teams coordinator for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. Previously, he served in the same capacity for the Carolina Panthers (2007–2009), Detroit Lions (2010–2012) and Buffalo Bills (2013–2018).

Playing career[edit]

Crossman was a second-team all-America and all-Big East cornerback at Pittsburgh. He lettered two seasons (1987 and 1989) as a defensive back and one (1988) as the Panthers’ starting fullback. As a senior, he served as team captain and was named the squad’s MVP as he led the Panthers to the 1989 Sun Bowl. He also played one season at Kansas, where he was a Freshman All-America by The Sporting News in 1985 before following KU head coach Mike Gottfried to Pittsburgh.

Crossman signed as a free agent with the Washington Redskins in 1990. He made the squad, but was put on injured reserve after just three games. He also spent time on injured reserve with the Detroit Lions in 1991 and 1992.

He captained the London Monarchs of the World League of American Football in 1991 and 1992, earning All-League honors. He recorded three interceptions and earned MVP honors in the inaugural World Bowl, leading the Monarchs to the league title.

Coaching career[edit]

Crossman began his coaching career at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1993 where he coached the defensive backs and special teams. Crossman spent 2003-2009 as a member of the Carolina Panthers coaching staff. He was the Panthers special teams coordinator over his last 5 seasons with the team. Crossman was hired by the Detroit Lions in 2010 as special teams coordinator. On September 30, 2012, against the Lions, the Minnesota Vikings returned a kickoff and a punt for a touchdown for the first time in a single game in franchise history.

On February 8, 2019, the Miami Dolphins announced Crossman as their special teams coordinator.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Crossman earned his bachelor's degree in business administration and communications from Pittsburgh in 1990. He and his wife, Susan, have a son, Kyle, and a daughter, Kaylie.


  1. ^ Nogle, Kevin (February 8, 2019). "Dolphins announce Brian Flores coaching staff". The Phinsider. Retrieved February 8, 2019.

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