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Dan Hawkins

Hawkins in April 2007
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Head Coach
Team UC Davis
Conference Big Sky
Biographical details
Born (1960-11-10) November 10, 1960 (age 56)
Fall River Mills, California
Playing career
1978–1980 Siskiyous CC
1981–1982 UC Davis
Position(s) Fullback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1983–1985 UC Davis (assistant)
1986–1987 Christian Bros. HS (CA)
1988–1991 Siskiyous CC (OC)
1992 Sonoma State (DC)
1993–1997 Willamette
1998–2000 Boise State (assistant)
2001–2005 Boise State
2006–2010 Colorado
2013 Montreal Alouettes
2015 United States national team
2016 Vikings Vienna (OC)
2017–present UC Davis
Head coaching record
Overall 112–61–1 (college)
Bowls 2–3
Tournaments 4–2 (NAIA playoffs)
Accomplishments and honors
3 NWC (1995–1997)
4 WAC (2002–2005)
2x WAC Coach of the Year

We still haven't played Madison Square Garden. That's a benchmark. Something will have gone seriously wrong if we don't play Madison Square Garden for this album.
Dan Hawkins
I can't wait until we get to the stage where we don't have to explain anymore.
Dan Hawkins
My favorite is still the one that I started off with, which is a Les Paul Standard. I've played that at every gig I've ever had. And that's my starting point in the studio.
Dan Hawkins
Loads of computer graphics equals a terrible video in my book.
We're real people and we're a band that's been playing on the scene for a long time. We've made a lot of friends, and one enemy we've always had was the NME. They've always basically slated us and they've basically never ever written about the music.
Dan Hawkins
When we started off it was all nervous energy and we probably played everything twice as fast as we do now.
Dan Hawkins
I can't wait to start something up myself that is actually about giving unsigned bands the exposure they deserve, especially when they travel so far to play the smallest gig they've ever played in their lives.
Dan Hawkins
I knew from an early age exactly what I wanted to do. I wanted to be a musician and that was it. It made life a lot easier knowing what I was aiming for.
Dan Hawkins
When I need to nail that riff to the cross, Marshall will always provide the hammer!
Dan Hawkins
In a strange kind of way I know were really popular and probably the biggest band in the country at the moment, but at the same time there is this real cult thing going on.
Dan Hawkins
You have to keep going. The main attention is for us to stay alive and stay a band. You only really become very successful when you stick together. Just keep going and reaching bigger and better.
Dan Hawkins
After school I moved to London to get involved in music. I took the whole thing very seriously.
Dan Hawkins
You can muck around with different guitars for certain bits, but you have to have your own sound. That's your benchmark, that's your sound. I also play a Black Beauty. It sounds amazing.
Dan Hawkins
As far as the live shows go, we're not leapfrogging all the smaller venues. We would have bypassed these kind of shows and gone straight to the Arena shows, but we didn't want to.
Dan Hawkins
I think we raised about 20,000 pounds. There was a live performance thing so we thought we'd donate the equipment for an online charity in Britain. I hated to part with my guitar, but it was for such a great cause.
Dan Hawkins
There's a lot of people out there who have seen us once somewhere in a pub or heard our songs late night on radio. We'd done four years of it before we'd even released a single. It's put us in good stead.
Dan Hawkins
I taught myself how to play the guitar. I never studied music.
The bigger we get, I think the more it's changing things, which is great, but we didn't set out to do that. We just wanted to be as big as we possibly could be.
Dan Hawkins
We've got a long career ahead of us and it's going to be great. Trust me.
Dan Hawkins
We've had a number 1 album in the UK and that was a really big thing for me. So now all we've got to do is do it in America and that will have the domino effect of doing it across the rest of the world.
Dan Hawkins