CFC Coach Clinic (Ottawa): RedBlacks DC Nelson talks Run Defense & LB Play

Mark Nelson speaks on Run Defense & LB Play

The CFC Coaches Clinic will take place SATURDAY FEBRUARY 18th in Ottawa.  The clinic will feature speakers from all levels of football including, Rick Campbell & Hal Mumme.  For sign up information please CLICK HERE .


Nelson begins his second season with the REDBLACKS and 27th as a coach at the professional and collegiate level. The 58-year-old native of Edmonton coached for his hometown Eskimos from 2010-2012 as linebackers coach during the first two seasons before having the defensive coordinator duties added to his role in 2012.

His most recent stint in the CFL began in 2009 when the Winnipeg Blue Bombers hired Nelson as the team’s defensive coordinator and linebackers coach. From 1997-2008, he worked in the United States at various colleges, including Valdosta State, Arkansas Tech, Kentucky, Baylor, Tulsa and Louisville.

Nelson made his debut in the CFL as a player in 1980 with Calgary and played six seasons before retiring in 1987 with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

He made his first professional coaching appearance in 1992 as special teams and linebackers coach with the Eskimos, winning a Grey Cup in 1993. He also worked with the San Antonio Texans and the Toronto Argonauts, where he earned a second Grey Cup ring in 1996.


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