Chad Nice joined Pete Mangurian's staff in December
2011. Nice comes to Columbia after
coaching at the United States Merchant Marine Academy since August 2008. Nice will coach the running backs and
will assist with special teams.
understands what we are about to go through in rebuilding our program. He went
through it with us at Cornell. Chad was a tough, smart player who loved
football," Mangurian said. "He has
worked as a young coach to take advantage of his opportunities. Chad's
experience as a coordinator adds unique depth to our offensive staff."
Nice coached the quarterbacks and the wide receivers at the Merchant Marine Academy and in
2010 was promoted to offensive coordinator. During the 2010 and 2011 seasons, the USMMA's offense
finished first or second in most major offensive categories, including scoring
offense, first downs, and rushing in 2010, and rushing yards, yards per rush
and yards per pass attempt in 2011.
Nice earned his bachelor's degree in applied economics and management from Cornell in
2005. He was a three-year starter
and letterwinner for the Big Red, playing running back, wide receiver and as a