|| D.J. Durkin
2007-08 Stanford, Defensive Ends/Special Teams
2005-06 Bowling Green, Linebackers and Special Teams (2006), Defensive Ends (2005)
2003-04 Notre Dame, Graduate Assistant/Defense
2001-02 Bowling Green, Graduate Assistant/Defense
D.J. Durkin enters his third season on the Cardinal coaching staff where he'll work once again with the defensive ends and coordinate the special teams units.
Under Durkin's guidance, Stanford's defensive ends have helped the Cardinal rank 11th nationally in sacks per game each of the last two seasons.
A native of Youngstown, Ohio, Durkin came to Stanford after serving two seasons on the coaching staff at Bowling Green, his alma mater, where worked with the defensive ends in 2005 before taking over responsibilities with the linebackers and special teams in '06.
Durkin began his coaching career at Bowling Green, where he was a four-year starter for the Falcons from 1997-2000. Following graduation, he served as a defensive graduate assistant for on Urban Meyer's staff for two seasons (2001-02). In 2001, Bowling Green's defense ranked first in the Mid-American Conference in total defense, as well as four other major categories. In 2002, the Falcons finished with a 9-3 record and were ranked in the Top 20 in both major polls.
Following a two-year stay at Bowling Green, Durkin moved onto Notre Dame where assisted the Irish staff in all defensive aspects with concentrated duties on the defensive ends. He worked closely with the school's all-time sack leader, Justin Tuck in 2004.
As a player, Durkin was a four-year starting defensive end and outside linebacker at Bowling Green from 1997-2000 and served as one of the team captains for two seasons. He started a total of 33 games in his career and recorded 131 tackles, including 28 for loss. He led the team in sacks in 1998 and finished second in that category in 2000. He also received numerous awards during his playing career, including the Ken Schoeni Award for character and toughness, the Carlos Jackson Award personifying the values of a student-athlete and the Leadership Award.
Durkin earned his bachelor's degree in business marketing from Bowling Green in 2001 and added a master's degree in educational administration and supervision in May of 2004.
A native of Youngstown, Ohio, Durkin attended Boardman High School where he was an all-conference and all-Northeast Ohio selection.
D.J. and his wife Sarah make their home in Menlo Park.
The Durkin File
Full Name: Daniel Durkin
Hometown: Youngstown, Ohio
High School: Boardman
College: Bowling Green, 2001
(B.A., Business and Marketing)
Bowling Green, 2004 (M.A., Educational Administration and Supervision
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Ohio, Indiana, Western Pennsylvania, North Atlanta, Colorado, South Texas, West Texas