Dan Mulrooney begins his second season as the Head Coach of Anna Maria College. Coach Mulrooney was named the Anna Maria Head Football Coach in the winter of 2016.
During his first season Mulrooney coached a young and inexperienced squad, majority all freshman. His team in 2017 consisted of 95 players, 79 Freshman and only 16 Upperclassmen. Mulrooney is a proven recruiter and will look for the program to keep building on the momentum of the younger players. The 2017 Team, had a record high (8) All – Conference Players recognized by the ECFC. Trai Weaver was selected to the 1st Team at WR, after having a record breaking year at Wide Receiver. The Homecoming Victory over Alfred State was Mulrooney’ s First Win as a Head Coach.
In 2017, Coach Mulrooney was recognized by the AFCA as one of the top 35 coaches under 35. A group that consists of coaches from all levels of NCAA football (FCS, FBS, Divison II, and Divison III).
Mulrooney joins the Anna Maria community following three years serving as the Defensive Coordinator at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), in Worcester MA.
Over his three years coordinating the defense at WPI the team grew immensely. Their defense became one of the top defenses in the Liberty League conference and in 2015 WPI had its best season in 23 years. In 2016, WPI reached new heights by having its first back to back winning season since 1995. They participated in an ECAC bowl game for only the third time in 126 years.
Mulrooney attended Boston College for his undergraduate degree and was a full scholarship student–athlete for the football program. He played Safety at Boston College and was a part of four bowl games and two ACC Championships games.
After graduating from Boston College in 2011, He finished his playing career with a two-year stint at Stony Brook University. He was the Seawolves leader in tackles in 2011 and was named Team Defensive Newcomer of the Year. At Stony Brook he won Two–Big South Titles and helped lead the team to multiple NCAA playoff berths. He was a standout player at Holy Cross High School in Waterbury, Conn. where he was all-state twice and won a state championship.
Mulrooney earned a communication degree from Boston College and a Master’s Degree in liberal arts from Stony Brook.
2007 – 2011 – Boston College
2011- 2013 – Stony Brook University
2013 – WPI – Linebackers Coach
2014 – WPI – Defensive Coordinator/ Linebackers Coach
2015 – WPI – Defensive Coordinator/ Linebackers Coach
2016 – WPI – Defensive Coordinator / Linebackers Coach
2017 – Anna Maria College – Head Coach / Defensive Coordinator