Dan Blank was promoted to associate head coach of the Georgia soccer team in December of 2011 after spending the 2010 and 2011 seasons as the team’s assistant coach under Steve Holeman.

Blank’s first season with Georgia soccer was 2010, as he joined Holeman in Athens following three seasons as an assistant at Ole Miss. Blank was previously a volunteer coach for the Rebels in 2007 and 2008 before he was promoted to a full-time assistant in 2009.

In his first year in charge of the Ole Miss defense, Blank helped lead the Rebels to the best goals-against average in the SEC.

On that note, Blank became the first coach in SEC history to lead his defense to the best goals-against average in consecutive years at different universities in 2010. In 2009 with the Rebels, Blank’s defense put up a conference-best 0.68 GAA in SEC games. A year later at UGA, Blank led the Bulldogs to a GAA of 0.60 in league games to top the SEC.