Danny Crossman (born January 17, 1967) is an American football coach who is the special teams coordinator for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. Previously, he served in the same capacity for the Carolina Panthers (2007–2009), Detroit Lions (2010–2012) and Buffalo Bills (2013–2018).
|Born:||January 17, 1967|
El Paso, Texas
|1993||U.S. Coast Guard Academy (Defensive Backs/Special Teams Coach)|
|1994–1995||Western Kentucky (Defensive Backs Coach)|
|1996||Western Kentucky (Outside Linebackers Coach)|
|1997–1998||Central Florida (Defensive Backs/Special Teams Coord.)|
|1999–2000||Georgia Tech (Defensive Ends/Special Teams Coord.)|
|2001||Georgia Tech (Defensive Backs/Special Teams Coord.)|
|2002||Michigan State (Linebackers/Special Teams Coordinator)|
|2003–2004||Carolina Panthers (Special Teams Assistant)|
|2005–2006||Carolina Panthers (Special Teams Coach)|
|2007–2009||Carolina Panthers (Special Teams Coordinator)|
|2010–2012||Detroit Lions (Special Teams Coordinator)|
|2013–2018||Buffalo Bills (Special Teams Coordinator)|
|2019–present||Miami Dolphins (Special Teams Coordinator)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Crossman was a second-team all-America and all-Big East cornerback at Pittsburgh. He lettered two seasons (1987 and 1989) as a defensive back and one (1988) as the Panthers’ starting fullback. As a senior, he served as team captain and was named the squad’s MVP as he led the Panthers to the 1989 Sun Bowl. He also played one season at Kansas, where he was a Freshman All-America by The Sporting News in 1985 before following KU head coach Mike Gottfried to Pittsburgh.
Crossman signed as a free agent with the Washington Redskins in 1990. He made the squad, but was put on injured reserve after just three games. He also spent time on injured reserve with the Detroit Lions in 1991 and 1992.
He captained the London Monarchs of the World League of American Football in 1991 and 1992, earning All-League honors. He recorded three interceptions and earned MVP honors in the inaugural World Bowl, leading the Monarchs to the league title.
Crossman began his coaching career at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1993 where he coached the defensive backs and special teams. Crossman spent 2003-2009 as a member of the Carolina Panthers coaching staff. He was the Panthers special teams coordinator over his last 5 seasons with the team. Crossman was hired by the Detroit Lions in 2010 as special teams coordinator. On September 30, 2012, against the Lions, the Minnesota Vikings returned a kickoff and a punt for a touchdown for the first time in a single game in franchise history.
Crossman earned his bachelor's degree in business administration and communications from Pittsburgh in 1990. He and his wife, Susan, have a son, Kyle, and a daughter, Kaylie.