This is Coach Ruiz’ second season with Mesa College as the offensive line coach. He is also the new Stength and Conditioning Coordinator for 2017. His coaching history consists of, most recently 2 years as Head Coach for the Holstebro Dragons located in Denmark (European League Football). 1 year as Head Coach in Brazil. 10 years of experience at the semi-professional level coaching offensive line, defensive line, linebackers, receivers and special teams. 2 years of coaching arena football in Las Vegas (2002- 2004) and finally 4 years coaching offensive line at Chula Vista High School with 4 consecutive years of undefeated league championships (1990-1994).
Originally from San Diego, Coach Ruiz worked as a Sheriff’s Deputy for the county of San Diego for 10 years.
Dan is married to Harmony and they have two amazing children Blaine and Adrianna. Blaine is a graduate of Kansas Weslyan University with a degree in Criminal Justice and he is currently in the process to become a police officer for the city San Diego. Adrianna graduated from the University of Northern Arizona and currently works in human resources for a large compnay located in Carlsbad.