Dan Enos, a long-time assistant coach in the Midwest and former head coach at Central Michigan, has joined the offensive coaching staff. Enos will coach a yet to be finalized position group on offense.
Enos brings to Ann Arbor more than 20 years of experience coaching skill players on the offensive side of the ball. In addition, he has 10-plus years of play-calling experience as an offensive coordinator, including five seasons as head coach at Central Michigan University (2010-14).
Enos spent the past three seasons as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at the University of Arkansas (2015-17). At Arkansas, Enos ran a pro-style offense that featured a balanced attack through the air and on the ground. Arkansas was one of two FBS programs with a 3,000-yard passer and 1,300-yard rusher in both 2015 and 2016. The Razorbacks accomplished the feat with a different quarterback and different running back in each of those seasons.
Enos coached two of the four passers to throw for more than 3,000 yards at Arkansas: Brandon Allen (2015) and Austin Allen (2016). Brandon Allen finished second in the SEC with 3,440 passing yards and 30 touchdowns in 2015, including an SEC-leading 21 TDs in league play. Allen also led the national in QBR rating during the 2015 season. In 2016, Austin Allen led the SEC with 3,430 passing yards and was second in the conference with 25 TD passes.
Enos had five offensive players taken in the 2016 NFL Draft, tied for second most among all schools. In addition, the Razorbacks joined Alabama and Oklahoma as the only programs to have two running backs – Jonathan Williams and Alex Collins – taken in the top five rounds of the draft since 2008. Enos and the Razorbacks were the only program to have a tight end taken in the 2016 and 2017 drafts.
Hired as Central Michigan’s head coach in 2010, Enos led the Chippewas to bowl eligibility in three of his five seasons in Mount Pleasant. He coached 23 All-Mid-American Conference players during his time at CMU. Enos’ offenses passed for more than 3,000 yards in four of his five seasons.
Prior to his head coaching stint at CMU, Enos coached at his alma mater, Michigan State, for four seasons on the offensive side of the ball (2006-09). He worked with the quarterbacks during the 2006 season and served as the Spartans’ running back coach from 2007 to 2009. Enos was named one of Rivals.com’s Top 25 recruiters in the nation during the 2009 season.
Before joining the MSU staff, Enos was the quarterbacks coach at Cincinnati for two seasons (2004-05). He also spent time at North Dakota State (2003), Western Michigan (2000-02), Missouri State (1999), Southern Illinois (1997-98), Northern Michigan (1996) and Lakeland College (1994-95). Enos started his coaching career as a graduate assistant coach at Michigan State (1991-93).
Enos was a standout quarterback for Michigan State from 1987-90. He compiled a 16-7-1 record as a two-year starter for the Spartans, leading the team to a pair of bowl game victories. He currently ranks 13th in career passing yards (3,837) and his 62.1 completion percentage still ranks fourth-best in MSU history.
Enos graduated from Michigan State with a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1991. He completed his master’s degree in sports administration from MSU in 2006.
A Dearborn native, Enos earned all-state honors as a senior at Edsel Ford High School. He accounted for 5,743 total offensive yards and 46 touchdowns during his prep career.
THE ENOS FILE
Birthday: July 1, 1968
Hometown: Dearborn, Michigan
High School: Edsel Ford
College: Michigan State (Business Administration, 1991)
Children: Lia and Alex
1991-93 – Michigan State, Graduate Assistant
1994-95 – Lakeland College, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks/Wide Receivers
1996 – Northern Michigan, Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Backs
1997-98 – Southern Illinois, Quarterbacks/Wide Receivers
1999 – Missouri State, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
2000-02 – Western Michigan, Quarterbacks
2003 – North Dakota State, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
2004-05 – Cincinnati, Quarterbacks
2006 – Michigan State, Quarterbacks
2007-09 – Michigan State, Running Backs
2010-14 – Central Michigan, Head Coach
2015-17 – Arkansas, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks