Harold Nash

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This article is about Harold Nash, Jr., the football player. For the mayor of Norwalk, Connecticut, see Harold L. Nash.
Harold Nash
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Nash during an August 28, 2009 preseason game against the Washington Redskins.
New England Patriots
Position: Strength and conditioning coach
Defensive back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1970-05-05) May 5, 1970 (age 45)
Place of birth: New Orleans, Louisiana
Career information
College: Louisiana-Lafayette
Undrafted: 1993
Career history
As player:
As coach:
  • New England Patriots (2005–2010)
    (Assistant strength and conditioning coach)
  • New England Patriots (2011–present)
    (Strength and conditioning coach)

Harold Nash, Jr. (born May 5, 1970 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a current American football strength and conditioning coach for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. He is also a former defensive back in the Canadian Football League.

Playing career[edit]

Nash attended St. Augustine High School in New Orleans, Louisiana where he played defensive back. He then attended the University of Southwestern Louisiana, where he went from a walk-on defensive back in 1988 to being voted a permanent team captain by 1992. After spending training camp with the NFL's New York Giants in 1993, Nash moved to the CFL. He first joined the expansion Shreveport Pirates (1994–1995) who folded at the conclusion of the 1995 season. Nash later joined the Montreal Alouettes (1996–1999), but midway through the 1999 season, joined the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1999–2003) with whom he set a team record for all-time pass knockdowns. He played his final CFL season with the Edmonton Eskimos. In total, Nash recorded 367 tackles and 24 interceptions throughout his CFL career. He was also named a CFL All-Star three times.

Coaching career[edit]

After retiring from the CFL after their 2004 season, Nash joined the Patriots as an assistant strength and conditioning coach for their 2005 season. He was promoted to head strength and conditioning coach in 2011.


Nash has a son named Harold Nash III.

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