Peterson: Iowa State promotes Nate Scheelhaase to offensive coordinator
Nate Scheelhaase has been preparing for this moment for a while, first as Iowa State’s running backs coach who helped get David Montgomery and Breece Hall into the NFL, then as the receivers coach who had a hand in Xavier Hutchinson’s development, then overseeing both positions, and finally becoming the offensive coordinator.
It’s been a quick rise to the top for the 32-year-old who joined Matt Campbell’s program in 2018. Campbell pegged the former Illinois quarterback to eventually become one of the nation’s finest. He got him in 2018, and now he’s relying on Tom Manning's replacement to turn around an offense that had slumped to the worst in the Big 12.
“Nate Scheelhaase is one of the rising stars in college football coaching circles, and I look forward to watching him coordinate the Cyclone offense moving forward,” Campbell said in a statement Monday. “He’s an outstanding recruiter who makes a difference in the lives of our student-athletes every day.”
Campbell also announced Monday that offensive line coach Jeff Myers would not be returning, that Joel Gordon will continue coaching quarterbacks, and that Taylor Mouser will retain his tight end coaching role.
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Iowa State columnist Randy Peterson embarked on his 50th year of writing sports for the Des Moines Register in December 2021. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org, 515-284-8132, and on Twitter @RandyPete.
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