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Former Head Football Coach at Bowling Green State University
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Don Nehlen was born 1936 in Mansfield, Ohio and is the former head football coach at Bowling Green State University and later at West Virginia University. His lifetime record was 202-128-8. Nehlen retired in 2001 as the 17th winningest coach in college football history, and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2005. He is a past president of the American Football Coaches Association.

Nehlen was a quarterback at Bowling Green and led the team to a Mid-American Conference championship. He then began his coaching career in 1958 at Mansfield High School. Nehlen served as head coach at Canton South and Canton McKinley high schools and then was an assistant coach at University of Cincinnati, Bowling Green, and University of Michigan.

Nehlen received the 2002 Distinguished West Virginian Award from the West Virginia Broadcasters Association.

Since retirement, he has been a spokesman for the coal industry. He has been urged to run as a Republican for several political offices, but as of 2007 he has declined to do so. He is a supporter of the FBI's childhood fingerprint identification campaign.

After being inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, Nehlen published a book called "Don Nehlen's Tales from the West Virginia Sideline". The autobiographical book recalled Nehlen's greatest moments, players, and more from his 21-years as the head coach at West Virginia.


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