Bob Nielson

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Bob Nielson
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Head coach
Team South Dakota
Conference MVFC
Record 4–7
Biographical details
Born (1959-09-28) September 28, 1959 (age 57)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1981–1986 Wartburg (OL)
1987–1988 Wartburg (DC)
1989–1990 Ripon
1991–1995 Wartburg
1996–1998 Wisconsin–Eau Claire
1999–2003 Minnesota–Duluth
2008–2012 Minnesota–Duluth
2013–2015 Western Illinois
2016–present South Dakota
Head coaching record
Overall 190–85–1
Tournaments 3–3 (NCAA D-III playoffs)
11–4 (NCAA D-II playoffs)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
2 NCAA Division II National (2008, 2010)
1 IIAC (1993)
1 WIAC (1998)
5 NSIC (2002, 2008–2011)
Awards
AFCA Division II COY (2010)
Liberty Mutual Division II COY (2010)

Bob Nielson (born September 28, 1959) is an American football coach. He is the current head football coach at the University of South Dakota. Nielson has also served as the head football coach at Ripon College (1989–1990), Wartburg College (1991–1995), the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire (1996–1998), University of Minnesota–Duluth (1999–2003, 2008–2012), and Western Illinois University (2013–2015). His Minnesota–Duluth Bulldogs won the NCAA Division II National Football Championship in 2008 and 2010.

Nielson grew up in Marion, Iowa, and is a 1982 graduate of Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. He received his master's degree from the University of Northern Iowa in 1988.

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Ripon Red Hawks (Midwest Conference) (1989–1990)
1989 Ripon 2–6–1
1990 Ripon 7–2
Ripon: 9–8–1
Wartburg Knights (Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (1991–1995)
1991 Wartburg 6–4
1992 Wartburg 5–5
1993 Wartburg 9–2 1st L NCAA Division III First Round
1994 Wartburg 10–2 L NCAA Division III Quarterfinal
1995 Wartburg 9–1
Wartburg: 39–14
Wisconsin–Eau Claire Blugolds (Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (1996–1998)
1996 Wisconsin–Eau Claire 5–5 3–4 5th
1997 Wisconsin–Eau Claire 7–3 4–3 4th
1998 Wisconsin–Eau Claire 10–3 5–2 T–1st L NCAA Division III Seminfinal
Wisconsin–Eau Claire: 22–11 12–9
Minnesota–Duluth Bulldogs (Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference) (1999–2003)
1999 Minnesota–Duluth 3–8 3–5 T–6th
2000 Minnesota–Duluth 7–4 5–3 T–3rd
2001 Minnesota–Duluth 9–3 7–2 2nd
2002 Minnesota–Duluth 11–1 9–0 1st L NCAA Division II First Round
2003 Minnesota–Duluth 8–3 6–2 3rd
Minnesota–Duluth Bulldogs (Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference) (2008–2012)
2008 Minnesota–Duluth 15–0 10–0 1st W NCAA Division II Championship
2009 Minnesota–Duluth 11–2 10–0 1st L NCAA Division II Quarterfinal
2010 Minnesota–Duluth 15–0 10–0 1st W NCAA Division II Championship
2011 Minnesota–Duluth 11–3 8–2 T–1st L NCAA Division II Quarterfinal
2012 Minnesota–Duluth 10–2 10–1 2nd L NCAA Division II First Round
Minnesota–Duluth: 100–26 78–15
Western Illinois Leathernecks (Missouri Valley Football Conference) (2013–2015)
2013 Western Illinois 4–8 2–6 9th
2014 Western Illinois 5–7 3–5 T–7th
2015 Western Illinois 7–6 5–3 T–3rd L FCS Playoffs Second Round
Western Illinois: 16–21 10–14
South Dakota Coyotes (Missouri Valley Football Conference) (2016–present)
2016 South Dakota 4–7 3–5 T–6th
South Dakota: 4–7 3–5
Total: 190–85–1
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title

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