DeLand, Fla. - Stetson Head Football Coach Roger Hughes announced the first member of his inaugural staff on Tuesday, naming Nolan Behrns to the position of Director of Football Operations for the Hatters. Behrns comes to Stetson from the United Football League's Omaha Nighthawks.
As Director of Football Operations at Stetson, Behrns will plan, coordinate and supervise all aspects of the administrative and operational activities of the football program, as well as any other duties assigned by Coach Hughes.
Behrns got his start in football while an undergraduate at Nebraska-Omaha from 2007-10, serving as an offensive student assistant coach. He worked with the wide receivers and the defensive scout team as well as taking responsibility for all video operations and communications with UNO sports information. In the spring of 2010, Behrns also served as the tight ends coach for nearby Midland Lutheran College.
Upon graduation from UNO in August 2010, he officially joined his alma mater as Director of Football Operations, coordinating recruiting, team travel, camps/clinics and life skills development among other duties for the Mavericks.
When Nebraska-Omaha announced the decision to discontinue its football program in the spring of 2011, Behrns moved into the professional ranks as Assistant Director of Football Operations for the Omaha Nighthawks of the UFL. He assisted with team travel, housing, personnel transactions and other duties for Head Coach Jeff Jagodzinski's squad.
"I'm very excited to have the ability to hire someone the caliber of Nolan Behrns," Coach Hughes said. "He brings a wealth of experience to Stetson in recruiting and operations from a highly successful program in the University of Nebraska-Omaha."
The Hatters will kick off their inaugural season of football in September 2013 as a member of the Pioneer Football League.
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