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Ryan Nielsen

Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Line

College: USC

Hometown: Simi Valley, CA


Ryan Nielsen is in his fourth season as New Orleans' defensive line coach in 2020. He has a history of developing players on the professional and college levels and brings abundant experience to the position. Since 2017, six different defensive linemen have produced multi-sack games and the New Orleans defense has gone the last 43 regular season and postseason games without allowing a 100-yard rusher.