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Both Anthony and Stacey are grateful for the opportunities and support they received that helped them have successful career paths and the life they now have together. While they are living on opposite coasts, given their careers with Anthony in Los Angeles and Stacey in New York, they continue to carry out their professional and personal passions while working to provide opportunities for others to do the same.
Anthony became the head coach of the Los Angeles Chargers in 2017. He began his career as an undrafted rookie out of college and spent seven seasons in the NFL. When he was with the Denver Broncos, he won two, back-to-back Super Bowl championships. After his playing career ended in 2000, he immediately went into coaching. His career has included being the special teams assistant coach for the Denver Broncos, the running backs coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Dallas Cowboys and Cleveland Browns. While he was with the New York Jets, he was assistant head coach. He started With the Buffalo Bills
as the offensive coordinator before being promoted to interim head coach for the Buffalo Bills in 2015 and 2016.
Despite a busy and successful career, Anthony was determined to finish his college degree after starting it 26 years prior. In 2018, he received his bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from the University of Nevada – Las Vegas. He debated not attending the graduation ceremony to walk on the stage and get his diploma, but decided to attend. He thought if his story inspired someone and encouraged players to finish their degrees, it was worth the travel and missing the final two days of rookie mini-camp. Plus, the Chargers’ owner said it sent a stronger message than he could give on that practice field.
Outside of football, Anthony is passionate about his faith and helping others.
Stacey started her career in 2002 at WJW Fox 8 News in Cleveland where she won two Emmys for her work. Over 10 years later, she moved to Long Island where she worked as an anchor for News 12 for two years. She is a current co-anchor at NBC 4 New York and was recognized in 2017 with a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for NBC 4 New York’s team coverage of the Tribeca terror attacks. She holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communications with a minor in English from the University of Central Arkansas.
Outside the newsroom, Stacey is passionate about mentoring girls and young women.
Danielle is a process improvement specialist in the Department of Radiation Oncology at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. She is part of a clinical operations team that works with department and clinical leadership to improve, create and implement processes that better patient care in radiation oncology. In this role, she has the opportunity to help those in the healthcare field cultivate skills to provide better treatment to their patients.
She received a B.A. in health and exercise science from the University of Oklahoma (OU) and a master's degree in health administration from the University of North Texas Health Science Center. While at OU, she was an active member of the Chi Omega sorority and served on the executive team for OU’s biggest philanthropy program, Soonerthon. During her master’s program, she volunteered for John Peter Smith Hospital and HopeKids. Danielle continues to be involved with HopeKids, an organization that helps children who have cancer or some other life-threatening medical condition. Whenever possible, she uses her experience and education to make a positive impact within her community and beyond.
D'Anton Lynn is an assistant secondary coach for the Houston Texans. Previously he was a defensive assistant with the Buffalo Bills and Los Angeles Chargers.
In his first full-time NFL position in 2015, the Bills ranked first in the NFL with 93 passes defensed, posted the third-lowest completion percentage at 57.6 percent and tied for sixth in the league with 17 interceptions. Under Lynn’s guidance in 2016, the Bills secondary was fourth in the NFL with 19 passing touchdowns allowed, fourth with an opponent completion percentage of 59.9 and sixth with an average of 223.9 passing yards allowed per game.
In 2017, Lynn helped the Chargers post the third-best pass defense in the NFL, only allowing 197.2 yards per game. Prior to these roles, Lynn worked with the New York Jets in the scouting department in 2013 and as a seasonal coaching intern in 2014.
The Plano, Texas, native played cornerback at Penn State from 2008 to 2011 and was a three-time honorable mention All-Big Ten selection. He signed with the Jets in 2012 as a free agent and spent time in their training camp before playing with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the CFL in 2013.