June 17, 2014 - by
Joe Danos Bio

  Joe Danos
Joe Danos

Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach/Football

3rd season at FSU

Alma Mater:
Louisiana State University ’04

The Danos Profile

Birthdate: January 2, 1981

Hometown: New Orleans, LA

High School: John Curtis Christian

College: LSU

Coaching Background

  • Joe Danos joined the Florida State staff in January 2010, following head strength & conditioning coach Vic Viloria from SMU, where he spent the previous three years serving as his top assistant.
  • Prior to SMU, Danos spent two years as an assistant strength coach at LSU, working with football and several Olympic sports under the direction of Tom Moffitt. A graduate of LSU with a degree in kinesiology, Danos worked as a student assistant strength & conditioning coach with the Tigers from 2000-2004.
  • Danos also worked for five years as an assistant weightlifting coach to Gayle Hatch, the 2004 USA head Olympic coach.
  • Before joining Hatch’s staff, Danos competed on the national level for the Gayle Hatch Weightlifting Team in Baton Rouge, where he was a two-time national champion. Danos won the 1996 National Junior Championship and the 1996 AAU Junior Olympic Championship.
  • Danos is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), and is a certified coach by USA Weightlifting, the national governing body for weightlifting in the United States. Danos is also a member of the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa), the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), and USA Weightlifting

Coaching History

Florida State, 2010-present (assistant strength & conditioning coach/football); SMU, 2007-2009 (assistant strength & conditioning coach); LSU, 2005-2006 (assistant strength & conditioning coach); Gayle Hatch Weightlifting, 2000-2004 (assistant weightlifting coach); LSU, 2000-2004 (student assistant strength & conditioning coach).

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