Coach Nelson is in his first year as a teacher and assistant coach at West Central Valley. Prior to this year he was a student athlete at Upper Iowa University as a part of the wrestling team. In his five years at UIU, the peacocks placed five times at the NWCA National Duals and placed 4th in the nation in the 2017-18 season.
As a prep, Nelson was a three time state qualifier, placing twice, and taking second as a junior and fifth as a senior for North Butler High School.
Coach Nelson has his B.A. in Industrial Technology/Education from Upper Iowa University. He is engaged to his fiance Jacee Arbegast, and they live with their two dogs, Sophie and Rocky.