Nick Aliotti

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Nick Aliotti
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1954-05-29) May 29, 1954 (age 62)
Walnut Creek, California
Playing career
1972–1976 UC Davis
Position(s) Running back
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1978–1979 Oregon (GA)
1980–1983 Oregon State (RB)
1984–1987 Chico State (OC/OL)
1988–1992 Oregon (OLB)
1993–1994 Oregon (DC/DB)
1995–1997 St. Louis Rams (ST)
1998 UCLA (DC/DB)
1999–2013 Oregon (DC)

Nick Aliotti (born May 29, 1954)[citation needed] is a retired American football coach, who most recently was the defensive coordinator at the University of Oregon.

Early life and playing career[edit]

Aliotti grew up in Pittsburg, California, and graduated from Pittsburg High School, after which he enrolled at UC Davis, where he earned three letters as running back and was named MVP of the freshman team in 1972.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

After graduation from Davis, Aliotti spent two years as a graduate assistant football coach on Rich Brooks's staff at Oregon, and in 1980, was hired as the running backs coach by new Oregon State coach Joe Avezzano.[2][3] After four years with the Beavers, Aliotti was hired as offensive coordinator at Chico State. In 1988, he returned to Oregon as linebackers coach, later becoming defensive coordinator.[4]

In 1994, when Oregon head coach Brooks was hired by the St. Louis Rams, Aliotti followed Brooks to the NFL as the Rams' special teams coach. After Brooks's departure from the Rams, Aliotti was the defensive coordinator at UCLA in 1998 before returning to the Ducks in 1999 as the defensive coordinator under head coach Mike Bellotti, a position he held under Bellotti's successor Chip Kelly and under current head coach Mark Helfrich.[1]

Allioti retired following the 2013 Alamo Bowl.[5]

Coaching tree[edit]

Aliotti is a member of the following coaching trees as an assistant:


  1. ^ a b "Nick Aliotti". Retrieved August 17, 2011. 
  2. ^ Withers, Bud (September 1, 1982). "Another Italian". The Register-Guard. Retrieved August 17, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Nick Aliotti - Oregon Football". Retrieved August 17, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Brooks fills staff with former coach". The Register-Guard. March 30, 1988. Retrieved August 17, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Nick Aliotti to retire as Oregon defensive coordinator - - The University of Oregon Official Athletics Web Site". Retrieved 2014-08-20.