Coach Tessa Nelson
|Season(s) Coaching the Divas: 2010-2017
Defensive Line/Special Teams Coach – 2017
Special Teams Coach – 2013-2016
Defensive Line Coach – 2012
Assistant Coach – 2011
Assistant Defensive Line Coach – 2010
Coach Tessa Nelson Q&A
Why did you decide to get into coaching after your playing career was over?
It has always been in my blood to lead, in any way – on the field or off the field. Once I realized that my body could no longer take the pounding of playing football, coaching was the next best thing I could do to stay close to the game. Football is like an addiction. You can’t just leave it, you’ve got to be around it.
What has been your biggest adjustment from playing women’s football to coaching it?
What is your overall coaching philosophy? How would you like your players to play the game?