In college football, a head coach is often perceived as a father figure for his players, and his wife as a mother. That’s the case for many programs across the country, but it’s especially true for Florida Gators head coach Dan Mullen and his wife Megan.
Dan and Megan Mullen have been married since 2005 when he was the offensive coordinator at the University of Florida. The couple has two children together — Breelyn and Canon — and are back in Gainesville for the foreseeable future.
Throughout the years at UF and Mississippi State, Megan has been right by her husband’s side. She’s more than a coach’s wife, however. She’s a leader in the community and mother to all Florida players on the football team.
Who is Dan Mullen’s Wife?
Florida head football coach Dan Mullen is one of the best in the business. He lands elite high school talent and helps turn several Gators players into NFL Draft picks. His wife Megan Mullen is a big part of that success, too, and she has her own unique pregame ritual.
Whether it’s the first game of the season or a big-time SEC clash against the Alabama Crimson Tide, Georgia Bulldogs, or LSU Tigers, Megan can be seen giving hugs and kisses on the cheek to Florida football players when they get off the team bus. She also writes them notes and signs her name “Mama M.”
“They deserve a family that just loves them more than the world and every day I want them to know how proud I am of them.”
Sounds harmless, right? It’s all meant with love and support. However, it became a trending story last fall and several people took to social media to express their disapproval.
Tweets calling it gross and disrespectful surfaced, according to an Inside Edition profile. One sports blogger even called it sexual harassment. Of course, not everyone feels this way, but it has certainly gotten some attention over the years.
Megan Mullen kisses players before games. That’s one way she shows her support. Whether it’s the star quarterback or third-string wide receiver, it doesn’t matter. She’s going to continue to do it while her husband tries to win a national championship with the Gators.
This article was originally published June 3, 2020.
UPDATE (June 8, 2020): Showing love to Florida football players isn’t the only thing the Mullens have in common. They’re also, apparently, aspiring social media influencers.
The couple took to the viral video-sharing app TikTok and tried their hand — or feet, in this case — at the “Oh Na Na Na” challenge. The video below has 73,000 views and counting.
Coach Mullen hasn’t figured out how to change his username from “user7449100826183,” but at least he’s staying busy by dancing on TikTok in the offseason.