- position Analyst
- position Analyst
Offensive analyst Nick Coleman comes to Columbia from Northeast Mississippi Community College where he served as the Tigers’ offensive coordinator in 2020. That came on the heels of a two-year stint at Murray State University where he was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. In 2018, the Racers averaged 34.3 points per game in Ohio Valley Conference play. Under his tutelage, quarterback Drew Anderson was a second-team all-conference selection and went on to play professionally with the Arizona Cardinals.
Prior to his time at MSU, Coleman worked as the quarterbacks coach and pass-game coordinator at Tennessee Tech in 2017. Tech posted the third-ranked passing offense in the OVC during his stint with the Golden Eagles.
Coleman spent three seasons (2014-16) as offensive coordinator at Itawamba C.C. where the Indians led the conference in total offense (563 ypg), passing offense (393 ypg) and passing touchdowns (29) in his final campaign. He molded three quarterbacks that signed NCAA Division I scholarships in as many seasons with the Indians.
Coleman’s first full-time position came at Faulkner University, an NAIA school in Alabama, where he was the quarterbacks coach and recruiting coordinator in 2011 and the offensive coordinator in 2012 and ’13. The Eagles were ranked for the first time ever in 2012. In 2013, Faulkner led the NAIA in total offense (590 ypg), passing offense (421 ypg) and passing touchdowns (29), and reached the NAIA playoffs for the first time after winning the MSC West Division title.
A native of Decaturville, Tenn., Coleman began his coaching career as an offensive GA at his alma mater, Middle Tennessee State, in 2010. The Blue Raiders played in the GoDaddy.com Bowl that season.
Coleman was a quarterback at Middle Tennessee State from 2006-09. The Blue Raiders won a program-record 10 games during his senior year, including a win in the New Orleans Bowl. He holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree from MTSU.
He and his wife, Kelly, have two children, Eli and Sophie.