Mike Nahl, '10
Current Position: Nahl is the head offensive line coach at California's Claremont McKenna College. He is also the team's strength and conditioning coach and assistant recruiting director.
Why Whitworth? "I was drawn to Whitworth for its location, facilities, athletics programs, and academics. The environment sets you up to succeed. I transferred to Whitworth with a GPA below average, and due to my professors and Whitworth's learning environment, I graduated with honors."
Whitworth Activities: Was a member of Whitworth's football and track teams when the teams won multiple conference championships, and served as president of the Future Athletic Coaches Association.
Quote: "Whitworth prepared me to enter a very competitive field and not only to land a great position immediately after graduation, but also to excel in my first year. The well-rounded education allowed me to develop work experience, essentially, while I was in school. The balance of a traditional liberal arts education, combined with the hands-on teaching of practical and applicable skills, sets Whitworth alumni apart from the rest."
Influential Whitworth Professors: "Due to the department's overall soundness, it's impossible to select just one member of the kinesiology department who made an impact. Great advisors such as Russ Richardson, professors like Kirk Westre and Warren Friedrichs, and a wide spectrum of interesting courses made the department an ultimate educational experience."
Career Goals: "I will be attaining my master's in education from Claremont Graduate University and continuing my career in college coaching. I aspire to coach at the highest level of college football. In the future I would like to settle down as an NCAA Division III head football coach and professor at a school similar to Whitworth."
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