Dan grew up playing basketball and earned a scholarship to Florida Gulf Coast University in 2003. He then transitioned to beach volleyball in 2005, competing at the open level on the East End Volleyball Tour and Dig the Beach Tour. Dan's club level coaching experience includes 1 year at Power Volleyball Academy, one year with Orlando Gold and 9 years at Orlando Volleyball Academy. His accomplishments include two 3rd place finishes in 2014 at both AAU Nationals and USAV Nationals, an AAU national championship in 2017 with his 14u and a 3rd place finish in 16 open at the 2017 AAU national championship, a 2nd place finish at USAV nationals with his 16u. Dan has also coached high school for 9 years. His first 4 years of high school where at Winter Park where they had a runner up finish in 2014 and a state championship in 2015. He then moved to The First Academy where they won a state championship in 2017.