Dan Lanning, his wife, Sauphia Lanning, and their three kids are staying in Oregon following his announcement that he isn’t leaving the Ducks. Lanning and Sauphia met in 2005 at Outback Steakhouse in Liberty, Missouri, and have been together ever since. Sauphia is a cancer survivor who beat osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, in 2017. 

Sauphia Lanning’s ethnicity is unclear; her life before marrying Dan Lanning is a mystery

Sauphia Lanning, born Sauphia Vorngsam, is an American citizen. Her ethnicity is unclear. In fact, much about her life before she met Dan Lanning is a mystery. 

Dan often heaps praise on his wife. During his first press conference as Oregon head coach, he said, “It’s crazy to think that our journey together started about 16 years ago at Outback Steakhouse. I was a server and she was a to-go girl. And next thing you know, we’re sitting here in Oregon. But I love you, I admire your strength and I thank you.”