Hinshaw, 37, was a record-setting quarterback during his collegiate playing days and spent the last three seasons as wide receivers coach at Memphis on the staff of Tommy West. Hinshaw joined the Memphis staff after serving one season as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Georgia Southern under former head coach Brian VanGorder.
Prior to his brief Georgia Southern stint, Hinshaw worked at Middle Tennessee for five seasons.
Hinshaw made his way to Middle Tennessee from Central Florida, his alma mater, after serving on Mike Kruczek’s staff. A record-setting quarterback during his playing days for the Knights, Hinshaw spent the 1999 campaign as a graduate assistant before taking over the quarterback coaching duties in 2000.
The Punta Gorda, Fla., native set numerous school records for the Knights. He finished as the career leader in every major passing category, including yards (9,000) and touchdowns (82). During his time under center, UCF had a combined 28-16 record, including a 9-3 mark in 1993 that resulted in a berth in the Division I-AA playoffs.
Hinshaw was named in 2004 to UCF’s 25th Anniversary Team.
Following his playing days at UCF, Hinshaw began a career in pro football. After a brief stint with the Cleveland Browns, he spent two years with the Orlando Predators of the Arena Football League, one in the Eastern Football League, and wrapped up his playing days back in the Arena League playing for the Nashville Kats.
A 1993 University of Central Florida graduate, Hinshaw earned his master’s in business administration from UCF in 1996.
Hinshaw and his wife, Pam, have four children: daughters Sydney, Hayley and Carley; and son Darin Jr.
Source: govolsxtra.com, Hinshaw named to UT coaching staff, by University of Tennessee