David Hanna Resigns as Assistant Football Coach at W&L
LEXINGTON, Va. -- David Hanna has resigned his position as assistant football coach and assistant professor of physical education at Washington and Lee University and has accepted an offer to become the offensive intern coach at the University of Notre Dame.
"David arrived two years ago with limited coaching experience, but he brought with him an outstanding work ethic, eagerness to learn and a superb ability to teach," said Head Coach Frank Miriello. "David's players were always well prepared and properly motivated. He is definitely going to be missed and I wish him the very best."
At Notre Dame, Hanna will work with the wide receivers, offensive skills players and special teams and will be responsible for film breakdown, scouting reports and other duties as assigned.
"Notre Dame is a world-class institution with a tradition that is rich in academic and athletic excellence," said Hanna. "I am honored with the opportunity to work under Coach Charlie Weis and Wide Receivers and Assistant Head Coach Rob Ianello."
Hanna arrived at W&L prior to the 2007 season and helped guide the Generals to a 10-9 overall record during his two years with the program. He served as defensive backs coach and special teams coordinator, helping both units rank among the ODAC's best during his tenure.
"Coach Miriello runs a great program with outstanding scholar-athletes," added Hanna. "I am thankful for the opportunity to grow and develop as a coach during my time at W&L. I wish everyone associated with the school great success in the future."
Prior to arriving at W&L, Hanna coached the wide receivers at Johns Hopkins University during the 2005 and 2006 seasons, helping the Blue Jays to the 2005 Centennial Conference title and the school's first NCAA Tournament berth.
A 1999 graduate of Kalamazoo College with a bachelor of arts in psychology and a minor in sociology, Hanna was a four-year letterwinner and a two-time all-conference selection for the football team. In 1995, he graduated from Okemos High School in Michigan, where he was an all-area and all-state running back and a first-team all-area wrestler as well.
Hanna studied in the doctoral clinical psychology program at the University at Albany from 1999-2003 and he later served as a community investment specialist in the City of Baltimore's Office of the Mayor. He is the former executive director of the Bethel Outreach Center at Bethel AME and is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.