Danny DuPaix enters his first year as the Knights' offensive coordinator, and second season as assistant head coach and running backs coach (14th season overall).
Most recently, Danny DuPaix comes from West Jordan High School, in greater Salt Lake City, where he served as the head coach, offensive coordinator, and QBs coach from 2013 to 2015. In 2013, West Jordan ranked in the top 5 passing offenses for 5A. In 2014, West Jordan ranked in the top three rushing offenses for 5A.
Before moving to West Jordan High, DuPaix was the special teams coordinator and running backs coach at Herriman High School in the school’s first three seasons, producing 3 All-State RBs. Under then head coach Larry Wilson, the team went 20-14 making the playoffs each year, including the school’s inaugural season, and a Region Championship in 2012.
For six years prior to Herriman High, DuPaix coached a variety of positions at his alma mater, Skyline High School including several Region Championships and a State Title in 2005.
As a player, he was the starting inside center for the Top 10 Nationally ranked University of Utah Rugby Team, leading the team to National Playoffs three years and Quarterfinals twice. In 2008, he set the school record for tries in a game (5).
The Salt Lake City, Utah native and younger brother of head coach Joe DuPaix, played high-school football for his father, Roger, at Skyline High School where he played RB, WR, and DB for one State Championship team and two State Finalists, losing only 3 games in 3 seasons.
After serving a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Raleigh, North Carolina, he graduated from the University of Utah with a M.S. in Education and B.S. in Special Education. DuPaix married the former Rebecca Sonnenberg. Together they have four children.