The team announced the hiring of former James Madison assistant coach Joe Danna as the team’s new defensive quality control coach.
Danna served one season at JMU as defensive backs coach this past year. Prior to that he worked in the same capacity for one year at Georgia Southern where he worked with current Falcons defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder. From 2002-05 he was an assistant at Central Michigan. In 2002 and 2005, he was receivers coach and assistant special teams coach. In 2003 and 2004, he worked with safeties and continued assisting on special teams. Prior to that, in 2001 he was a graduate assistant at the University of Georgia, another year where he worked under Van Gorder. He also worked with defensive backs. He served in the same capacity as graduate assistant working with defensive backs in 2000 at Central Michigan. Danna played wide receiver at CMU between 1995 and 1998.