Dan Lanning reveals what drew him to Oregon head coaching job
Former Georgia defensive coordinator Dan Lanning was introduced as the new head coach of the Oregon Ducks on Monday. “He will a tremendous head coach for the University of Oregon,” Athletic Director Rob Mullens said at the press conference, per The Oregonian.
It’s Lanning’s first head position, though he offered a bit of pushback on that point.
“I’ve been a head coach before,” he started. “When I was in high school I coached a 3rd-grade basketball team, we were damn good.”
Lanning had served as a Georgia assistant coach since 2018. Asked what led him to Oregon, he said it was the commitment.
“There is a team here that I feel really strong about, there’s an alignment here that I feel strong about,” Lanning said. “The resources, the support from the administration, the fact that this place is a perennial winner, Eugene and this community, its fan base—it’s a place that I can say I’m going to be proud to raise my family. A place that takes tremendous pride in their program. Those things all matter to me.”