Ryan Nielsen

Defensive Line/Run-Game Coordinator

Alma Mater
Southern California, 2002
Coaching Experience
11th year/2nd at NCSU

EDUCATION:

Earned a B.A. from Southern California in 2002.

PERSONAL DATA:

Born in Los Angeles on March 20, 1979.

PLAYING EXPERIENCE:

College - Played defensive lineman at Southern California where he was an All-Pac 10 Conference selection as a sophomore. Recorded a career-best 39 tackles in 1999. Current NC State head coach Dave Doeren was a grad assistant at USC when Nielsen was a player; Professional - Signed as an undrafted free agent with the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles, then played one season of Arena Football with the Los Angeles Avengers.

CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS:

2012 Northern Illinois, 2011 Northern Illinois, 2009 Central Connecticut State.

RYAN NIELSEN'S COACHING CAREER:

Year(s)TeamPosition
2004IdahoAssistant Coach
2005-07MississippiDefensive Line
2008-09Central Connecticut St.Defensive Coor./Defensive Line/Linebackers
2010Tennessee-MartinDefensive Line/Special Team
2011Northern IllinoisDefensive Line/Recruiting Coordinator
2012Northern IllinoisCo-Defensive Coor./Defensive Line/Recruiting Coor.
2013NC StateDefensive Line/Recruiting Coordinator
2014NC StateDefensive Line/Run-Game Coordinator

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