Dan Pfaff

Dan Pfaff is a world leading track and field (athletics) coach, who has coached national, world, and Olympic championship athletes.

Dan started as a high school coach, and soon moved up to the college ranks starting at Wichita State University. He then served as a graduate assistant at the University of Houston from 1980-81 under Tom Tellez—coach for Carl Lewis and Leroy Burrell. Following Houston Pfaff was the Women’s Head Track and Field coach at U.T.E.P. from 1982-84. From 1985 to 1994 Pfaff was the head field events coach at L.S.U. during which time the program won multiple national championships, including back to back men’s and women’s national titles from 1989-90. He then had assistant coaching stints at the University of Texas, The University of Florida, and as a private coach until he was hired to run the United States Olympic Training Center. After the USOC Pfaff was hired by the United Kingdom as one of their national track and field coaches. Currently he is one of the coaches at the World Athletics Center in Phoenix, Arizona.